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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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The keepers and animals have been busy getting ready for our October half term Shriek Week events with some fantastic themed enrichment! Not only is it great fun for the keepers to get crafty and carve pumpkins but it also provides...

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On Sunday 10th September, Mandrills Suki and Gismo became first time parents as Suki gave birth to a healthy baby boy! This is Suki’s first off-spring and she has taken to motherhood extremely well providing the tender loving care which is...

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Almost a year after welcoming their last chick our breeding pair of Victoria crowned pigeons welcomed their 5th chick at the end of July. The new arrival is sharing a home with mum Violet and dad Ozzy at their aviary...

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Back in April we announced the arrival of 6 ring-tailed lemur babies who have now been sexed and named by their keepers! On the 2nd April mum Andro gave birth to the first of our new arrivals with a single offspring...

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Colchester Zoo’s group of Gelada baboons have recently welcomed two new arrivals. The first being a young male born on the 15th July to mum Thandi, followed just a few days later on the 17th July by Keecha who gave birth...

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