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ZOO NEWS

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 are excited to announce that on the morning of the 2nd December 2018, keepers arrived to find 3 adorable bush dog pups cuddled up with mum Nina, our female bush dog! Nina and her pups are doing extremely well and...

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We are deeply saddened to have said a final goodnight to Rajang It is with a very heavy heart that we have had to say a final goodnight to our fellow friend Rajang on Wednesday 12th December. Our dear Orangutan, Rajang,...

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Our male Juvenile Komodo Dragon are now up for adoption! Our Komodo Dragon youngsters are named Satali, Talibo and Atal after ‘SATALIBO’, the biggest mountain on the island of Komodo. Sadly our breeding pair of Komodo dragons (male Telu and female...

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It’s that time of year when we welcome back Santa’s reindeer to Colchester Zoo! This year we are welcoming back Ronnie and Sami along with two new reindeer friends, Ash and Hickory! All four of the reindeer have been settling...

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In August we announced that our female Greater kudu Nakia gave birth to a healthy calf! Nakia hadn’t been at Colchester Zoo for very long and so she was pregnant before she arrived here with us. Nakia is a first-time mum...

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