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


in General
On the 14th June 2018 one of Colchester Zoo's most popular and well known residents, Rajang the Orangutan, will be turning 50 years old!  Rajang was born on the 14th June 1968, arriving at Colchester Zoo in 1980. He is a...

in Animals
Our bush dog pups are growing up fast and have begun to explore their outside home! Here at Colchester Zoo we were very excited to announce that we had welcomed our first litter of bush dog pups! The litter was born...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Action for the Wild has been supporting the International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) since 2012, having donated £23,744 to date. Our donation of £4,970 in 2017 was put towards an otter workshop in Laos in early April 2018. The workshop in...

in Animals
On 26th December Colchester Zoo welcomed its very own Christmas calf as an adorable Philippine spotted deer was born to first time mum Luna and dad Mulhouse. We can now confirm that the new arrival is male and that his...

in Animals
On the 27th January pygmy hippopotamus Venus gave birth to a female calf that keepers have since named Juno! Juno is doing extremely well and is now starting to try solid foods as she continues to grow and we begin to get...


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