There's always a new story to tell at Colchester Zoo, from welcoming new arrivals, to exciting things to see and discover.

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Action for the Wild is committed to rhino conservation. We have supported Save the Rhinos International in their efforts to protect rhinos from poaching since 2006 and have, to date, donated over £85,000. Our donation for 2018 will be used for...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
We have seen a record number of 92 interns visiting Colchester Zoo's UmPhafa Reserve this year!  We welcomed 39 students from Essex University, Writtle University College and East Coast College, with the remaining 53 made up of interns visiting the reserve...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
On Friday 31st August we saw the introduction of 41 new impala onto the reserve! This was made up of 2 adult males, 1 sub adult male, 31 adult females, 2 juvenile males and 5 juvenile females. We are hopeful that...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Action for the Wild has supported the Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) since 2010, having donated over £47,500 to date. The GRI-Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) is a project of Game Rangers International (GRI) established in 2008 with the Department of National Parks...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
In 2017, Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild continued its support of Save the Rhinos with a donation of £6,294.15. This funding was used to provide 41 rangers at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park with essential First Aid training tailored to the needs of...


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