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 20th June Kirk’s dik-dik Daenerys gave birth to a healthy calf after successfully breeding with male dik-dik Demetri. Unfortunately, Daenerys wasn’t taking to motherhood so the calf was not receiving the care and attention she needed, therefore the difficult...

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Thank you to the Royal Engineer Divers from the Carver Barracks in Saffron Walden who recently visited Colchester Zoo to help clean our sealion tunnel! The team are a bomb disposal regiment who also have specialist trades within the army including...

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Colchester Zoo is delighted to announce that pied tamarin Teela gave birth to another pair of twins on the 23rd April 2017! The tiny new arrivals are spending most of their time clinging to their mum but it won’t be long...

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On the 15th April our keepers heard noises coming from a small den made underground at Otter Creek by our Smooth coated otters, a sign that Chea, our breeding female may have given birth. A few weeks on and our keepers...

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We welcomed a male red river hog to Colchester Zoo on the 20th April from Oklahoma Zoo in America! He is currently being kept separate to our existing family of hogs made up of David and his 5 offspring, but it...


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