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
Congratulations to our team of keepers who on the 15th May completed the Tough Mudder Half challenge! The team worked together and smashed the challenge running the muddy 5 mile outdoor obstacle course! During the event some of our team also...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild has supported the Centre de Rehábilitation des Primates de Lwiro (CRPL) in the province of South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 2013. To date, we have donated £19,724 and, in March 2017, made...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Research student Shareen Sauders talks of her time at UmPhafa and her study of the plant species in the area:  As part of my placement year at university, I am currently undertaking a three month internship at Umphafa Private Nature Reserve....

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Since 2004, Colchester Zoo’s charity Action for the Wild has supported a number of conservation and research projects around the world, and this fantastic work continues into 2017 with existing and new projects receiving support and funding from our charity. This...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Over 25 and looking to make a difference with your holiday this year? Action for the Wild are delighted to offer a special two week internship placement on Umphafa Private Nature Reserve in South Africa. This is a chance for anyone from...


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