Colchester’s Zoo Aardvark Burrow houses our group of aardvarks as well as a private off-show birthing area for an expectant mother. They are also expert diggers and have a great outdoor area to explore.
We are also delighted to house a group of rock hyrax in the same closure.
Colchester Zoo is part of the European Studbook Breeding Programme which our aardvarks are apart of. We have been very successful in breeding aardvark offspring since 2007.
Our team of keeper’s import terminate porridge for our aardvarks who can eat up to 50,000 insects each night! They collect these using their sticky tongue that it can extend up to 30cm!
As aardvarks are nocturnal, our group may be curled up sleeping so make sure you check out their indoor burrow.