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
In celebration of the opening of Colchester Zoo’s latest new enclosure ‘Bears of the Rising Sun’, a number of special events are taking place during the Year of the Bear. This includes Colchester Zoo’s Year of the Bear Education Programme. Over...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Relocated and rehabilitated orangutans are enjoying good health in their new surroundings in a protected wildlife reserve in Borneo, thanks to a veterinary care programme supported by Action for the Wild. The Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve is an area of peat...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
The red panda's forest home in the Himalayas is increasingly being broken up by human populations, who also count on the same habitat for their own survival. Logging and other forms of forest destruction have upset the natural balance causing wild...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
In 2014, Action for the Wild has chosen to support 21 projects. As with previous years, these projects are based all over the world, covering a wide range of species from elephants down to the Fisher's Estuarine Moth. Many of these...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Action for the Wild had a very successful year in 2013. The charity donated £332,827 to its 20 chosen conservation projects. We would like to thank all of our supporters for their generous donations over the course of the year.Two of...


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