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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During early August 2016 Colchester Zoo’s Crowned Crane welcomed 2 healthy chicks. They were safely incubated by mum, Camilla and dad, Charles, for 4 weeks. The chicks can be seen exploring their new home at our ‘Edge of Africa’ section which...

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Following the departure of female white rhino Pembe in July, who left Colchester Zoo to join a new crash and hopefully have a family of her own, we welcomed another young female white rhino from Cotswolds Wildlife Park! Astrid arrived at...

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Over the past few months Colchester Zoo has welcomed a number of penguin chicks who have hatched out across our two groups of Humboldt penguins! As they continue to grow healthy and strong many of them have now fledged, losing their fluffy...

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Once again 2016 has seen us welcome a number of young lambs, born on our farm area back in May.  Although small when they first arrived they continue to grow healthy and strong and can be seen exploring the Colenso Village...

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On the 9th May Colchester Zoo welcomed a number of Chilean Flamingos from the Isle of Wight to join our flock down on the lake! The new arrivals are a young group and were gradually being mixed with our existing flock...


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