Dozens of police were scrambled to a residential area of Colchester - after a red lemur was spotted in a garden.
Thirty giraffe sculptures which have been on display in Colchester and London will be sold at auction today.
The giraffes were created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Colchester Zoo, and will be sold to raise money for its charity, Action for the Wild.
One of our region's tourist attractions is celebrating its half century. Colchester Zoo opened in June 1963 as Stanway Hall Zoo Park.
Staff at Colchester Zoo in Essex are preparing to celebrate the 45th birthday of Rajang the orangutan.
He was hand-reared by keepers at Chester zoo before arriving at Colchester in 1980
A rare white rhino has been born at Colchester Zoo
Two male smooth-coated otter cubs have been born at Colchester Zoo.
Colchester Zoo’s red river hogs are not letting the recent wet weather spell dampen their spirits.
The group have been enjoying wallowing in the deep mud and water that currently makes up areas of their outdoor enclosure.