There's always a new story to tell at Colchester Zoo, from welcoming new arrivals, to exciting things to see and discover.

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On the 27th January pygmy hippopotamus Venus gave birth to a female calf that keepers have since named Juno! Juno is doing extremely well and is now starting to try solid foods as she continues to grow and we begin to get...

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Our young aardvark has been confirmed as male and his keepers have since called him Ottis! Ottis was born on the 23rd March to Mum Oq and Dad Afer, he continues to grow strong and healthy and has now been full...

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Colchester Zoo and its giant anteaters are very excited to be able to help a ground breaking project working to conserve the critically endangered Sunda pangolin in Southeast Asia. Sunda pangolins are one of the most illegally traded species on the...

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Colchester Zoo were delighted to welcome a new arrival on Christmas Day 2017 as Saki monkey Kachiri gave birth to a single healthy offspring! This is Kachiri’s first time as a mum after mating with fellow Saki monkey Karlos and since...

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At over 40yrs old Billy-Joe was one of the longest standing residents here at Colchester Zoo and was very much seen as ‘part of the original zoo family’. Billy-Joe has always had a special place in our hearts after being rehomed...


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