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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After welcoming a young white rhino calf on Friday 3rd February we can now confirm that recent mum Emily had a son!  As he continues to grow in size and confidence and the weather gets warmer, his keepers recently introduced him...

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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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On the 22nd January mum Venus gave birth to a female calf just after 6.00pm after a gestation period of 6 months. Keepers have since named the young hippo Yeni which means 'fit to be a princess' in the West African...


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