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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Our young lemurs have been named by their keepers! Born in April & May, they have been named after ice lollies to go with this beautiful weather we’ve been having! Introducing Calippo, Magnum, Solero, Twister and Corneto! The youngsters stuck...

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On the 23rd May 2018, two of the Lilayi Nursery orphans, Njanji and Kakaro, graduated from the Lilayi Elephant Nursery and began the 10 hour trip to the Kafue Release Facility to undertake the next stage of their rehabilitation. As the oldest...

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On the 20th April Colchester Zoo welcomed three young female European grey wolves. The trio have been busy exploring their new home which can also be seen from our Lost Madagascar Express road train. Now they have settled in they have...

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Our bush dog pups are growing up fast and have begun to explore their outside home! Here at Colchester Zoo we were very excited to announce that we had welcomed our first litter of bush dog pups! The litter was born...

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On 26th December Colchester Zoo welcomed its very own Christmas calf as an adorable Philippine spotted deer was born to first time mum Luna and dad Mulhouse. We can now confirm that the new arrival is male and that his...


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