There's always a new story to tell at Colchester Zoo, from welcoming new arrivals, to exciting things to see and discover.


in Animals
Colchester Zoo are excited to announce the hatching of 2 healthy Crowned Crane chicks. Mum Camilla and Dad Charles are being very attentive to the chicks who can be seen exploring their home at the Edge of Africa. Crowned cranes...

in Animals
Over the past year, Flossy, one of our White rhino has been receiving treatment for a skin condition which appeared as weeping growths. This has been kept under control and managed by keepers and our veterinary team to treat the problem...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Conservation of Komodo dragons requires a multidisciplinary approach whereby wildlife population monitoring, direct protection measures, community awareness and capacity building initiatives are integrated and implemented in collaboration with government authorities and the local community. On Flores, Komodo dragons are protected on...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Action for the Wild has been supporting VulPro in their surveying of vulture populations since 2015. VulPro commenced their 2018 population surveys of both cliff- and tree nesting species in May. The first surveys are undertaken in order to determine the...


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