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ZOO NEWS

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 4 smooth-coated otter pups are continuing to grow and are becoming more confident within our otter family. They enjoy spending their time in the water and playing with their other family members. We confirmed back in July that our otter...

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On the 10th July, we announced that our female Kirk Dik Dik Daenerys gave birth to a single calf!  We can now confirm that our young calf is male and his keepers have since named him Davos. The dik-dik is one...

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We are excited to announce that at the end of July 2018 we welcomed 5 rock hyrax pups! The new arrivals were born to our two females Helga and Hazel just a few days apart! Since their arrival the pups have...

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Our 5 penguin fledglings have all recently left their nest boxes and are enjoying spending time with the rest of the group! They have been also spending a lot of time in their pools, cooling off and enjoying the sunshine!  ...

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Otto meets the crash! On the 25th June 2018 Colchester Zoo was delighted to welcome back an old friend! Otto the male rhino returned to us after being away for over a year at another park. The purpose of this move...

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