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
Name: Anru LotterAge: 20Home Town: Moorreesburg, Western Cape, South AfricaStudying at: Saasveld Campus George, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University of South AfricaStudying: Diploma in Nature Conservation As the New Year begins, Colchester Zoo’s UmPhafa Reserve welcomes another intern and the first for 2015! Arriving on the 1st January...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
In 2008, Colchester Zoo teamed up with Tendring District Council, Natural England and Writtle College to initiate the captive breeding programme for the Fisher's Estuarine Moth at Colchester Zoo.  The breeding programme was set up to provide a readily available supply...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
With the larger pack of wild dogs from Colchester Zoo's UmPhafa Reserve having moved on to their permanant home on another reserve our project has become a lot smaller with just the care of the two sisters remaining. These dogs are much...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Eduardo, Clarita and their infants Elva and Timi - a family of San Martin titi monkeys - spend the first few hours of the early morning looking for food and taking shorts rests in their forest habitat in Morro de Calzada...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Name: Ryan McCloryHome Town: BathStudies at: The University of PlymouthStudying: Conservation BiologySpecial interest: Trees Ryan began his journey to becoming an UmPhafa intern after meeting one of Colchester Zoo’s conservation officers who visited his university and delivered a presentation on life...


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