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 17th October 2016 a young female Spider monkey was born at Colchester Zoo and she has now been named Chilli by her keepers! This bundle of joy was born to mum Cheekaboo and Dad Julius, this is the first spider...

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Rajang, the Orangutan is a popular resident at Colchester Zoo, he is very interactive and loves engaging with visitors and keepers in ways which other individuals may not. Therefore, we thought it would be great to show Rajang a magic trick...

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Once again Rajang has been in the limelight for getting up close to another baby bump! But there is one bump at Colchester Zoo that Rajang has more recently been getting to know, that is of his keeper, Laura. Laura and...

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On the 24th August, one of our female Buffy-headed capuchin monkeys, Barney, gave birth to a single offspring. Since then, both mum and baby are doing well and the rest of the group are intrigued by the new arrival! Buffy-headed capuchins only...

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At the end of July 2016 Colchester Zoo’s loved up tweethearts Violet and Ozzy welcomed another chick. Victoria crowned pigeons Violet and Ozzy have now had a total of 4 chicks! You can see Violet, Ozzy and the newly fledged chick...


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