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


in General
Colchester Zoo continues to work hard towards achieving its Green Policy and to find ways to ‘do our bit’ to help the environment whilst also supporting conservation projects around the world affected by pollution through our charity Action for the Wild....

in Animals
On the 12th December Cherry Crowned Mangabey’s Kanye & Suna welcomed their first young together! Both mum and her new arrival are doing very well. The new arrival can be seen with our pair in their enclosure, Mangabey Mangrove and is...

in Animals
At the beginning of each year many companies complete an annual stock take. Here at Colchester Zoo not only do we have to count stock of all items in our shops but we also have the task of counting up our...

in Animals
We’re delighted to announce that two rainbow lorikeet chicks hatched mid-December and have continued to grow healthy and strong over the festive period with both of them successfully being reared by their parents within our Australian Rainbows aviary. Unlike their name...

in Animals
On the 22nd November 2017, we welcomed a zebra stallion to Colchester Zoo from Denmark who has since been named Ziggy by his new keepers.  After spending a few days settling into his new surrounding, Ziggt was successfully introduced to the...


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