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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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On the 22nd November 2017, we welcomed a zebra stallion to Colchester Zoo from Denmark who has since been named Ziggy by his new keepers.  After spending a few days settling into his new surrounding, Ziggt was successfully introduced to the...

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At the end of September 2017 Colchester Zoo were extremely excited to announce the arrival of the first baby Tamandua to be born in Colchester Zoo’s history to our pair Oreo and Ruth. The young Tamandua has been confirmed as female...

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Colchester Zoo is deeply shocked and saddened to announce the unexpected loss of their male Komodo Dragon, Telu on the morning of Thursday 23rd November 2017.  Telu’s passing was unforeseen; therefore Telu was sent for post mortem to identify his cause...

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On Friday 29th September Blue duiker Jasmine gave birth to a single healthy male calf! Both mum and her new arrival are doing well as Jasmine continues to be a very attentive mother. Dad, Jafar is also lending a hand to...

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Colchester Zoo is pleased to welcome a male Emerald tree monitor lizard! We are very excited to welcome this new arrival as this is a species of lizard we have never been home to before. This species inhabits monsoon rain forests...

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