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Colchester Zoo welcomes back bush dogs!

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Colchester Zoo is very excited to announce that Bush dogs have returned to Colchester Zoo for the first time in over 17 years!

The first new arrival came to Colchester Zoo on the 15th July from France and she is a female called Nina. On the 27th July Nina was then joined by her new male companion who is from Denmark who has been named Niko by his keepers.

They are both settling in well getting to know each other, their new surroundings and keepers. It is hoped that in the near future we will be able to welcome some more new arrivals to join our current pair, who will come together to form a new pack.

See our new pair exploring their home! 


Bush dog enclosureThe bush dogs are occupying a new area which has been built for them. This area runs around and under the bridge which visitors queue along for the Lost Madagascar Express Road Train allowing visitors the chance to observe these fantastic animals whilst waiting to embark on their journey to Lost Madagascar.

FUN FACT! This little known species has short legs and a bushy tail and often lives near water having adapted webbed feet!

As a species they are rarely spotted in the wild and are currently listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN red list.


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