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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Colchester Zoo are very sad to report the passing of Yeni the Pygmy Hippo calf born on 22nd January at just over 5 weeks old. On the morning of Tuesday 28th February keepers found Yeni, in an unresponsive state and witnessed Yeni’s...

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On the 8th February 2017 Colchester Zoo welcomed an extremely exciting new arrival…a female Amur Tiger! Our new resident Tiger is named Taiga, she is nearly 2 years old and has come from Kristiansand, Norway. It is by coincidence that Taiga...

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We are delighted to announce the exciting news that after a whopping pregnancy of 16 months, white rhino Emily has successfully given birth. Emily's keepers had been anticipating the birth which generally takes place at night for some time. However, Emily...

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On the 27th January 2017 Colchester Zoo welcomed two Southern Tamandua, a male named Oreo from Papiliorama and a female called Ruth from Frankfurt. This is a fantastic species which had previously been at Colchester Zoo so we are delighted to...

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2017 is already in full swing at Colchester Zoo with keepers completing their annual stock count of the animals they care for! A stock take such as this is something we must complete as part of our compliance with zoo legislation...


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