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
Once again Colchester Zoo's UmPhafa Reserve has the privilege of taking care of 3 Wild Dogs to support the National Wild Dog Metapopulation Initiative. The three sisters, Flame, Manya & Meva arrived at UmPhafa in June and have been settling in well...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild has supported the N/a'an ku sê Foundation since 2012 and has, to date, donated £19,225 to support their carnivore research programme, with another £4,984 pledged for July 2017. In March, the Rapid Response Unit received...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
These beautiful spotted cats are found in areas with long grass, often associated with water. They specialise in preying on small mammals, in particular rodents, but will also eat birds, reptiles and bugs. Servals are commonly recorded from most major national parks...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Work continues for the Wae Wuul Nature Reserve Rehabilitation Project as they continue to work in the local community to raise awareness of the dangers facing komodo dragons.  The first three months of 2017 have concentrated on awareness raising and training...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
On the 31st March some of Colcheter Zoo's keepers, along with staff from Natural England and the National Trust, released all of the captive Fisher's Estuarine moth eggs from the Colchester Zoo habitat. In total 16 batches were placed at Copt...


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