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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We have welcomed 3 pairs of twin pygmy goat kids at Colenso Village born between the 11th and 13th of March! The twins were born to Cupid, Gretchen and Bow. Cupid had twin girls, Gretchen had 1 girl and 1 boy...

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Colchester Zoo are very sad to report the passing of Yeni the Pygmy Hippo calf born on 22nd January at just over 5 weeks old. On the morning of Tuesday 28th February keepers found Yeni, in an unresponsive state and witnessed Yeni’s...

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After welcoming a young white rhino calf on Friday 3rd February we can now confirm that mum Emily had a son who has been named Kifaru by his keepers! His name translates to rhinoceros in Swahili! As he continues to grow in...

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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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