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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Introducing cheetahs, Abasi & Azizi, two brothers from France who arrived at Colchester Zoo on 11th February! Abasi means ‘serious’ in Egyptian whilst Azizi means ‘precious’. The duo have settled in well and have been busy exploring their new home. At...

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We are very saddened to report that on Sunday 4th February Eurasion Griffon Vulture Yatsey passed away. Yatsey was free flying during one of our educational bird displays when he diverted from his usual course and landed on the netted roof...

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On the 12th December Cherry Crowned Mangabey’s Kanye & Suna welcomed their first young together! Both mum and her new arrival are doing very well. The new arrival can be seen with our pair in their enclosure, Mangabey Mangrove and is...

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At the beginning of each year many companies complete an annual stock take. Here at Colchester Zoo not only do we have to count stock of all items in our shops but we also have the task of counting up our...

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We’re delighted to announce that two rainbow lorikeet chicks hatched mid-December and have continued to grow healthy and strong over the festive period with both of them successfully being reared by their parents within our Australian Rainbows aviary. Unlike their name...


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