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
The concrete jungle of Rio is currently playing host to yet another great Olympic games, but there are other jungles that Brazil is arguably more famous for – the rainforests – where, like the Olympic Games, many animals are fighting against...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
This year Colchester Zoo is raising awareness of the plight of great apes in the wild through our ‘Going Ape for Conservation’ campaign. Raising awareness of the issues these species face in the wild is now more important than ever as...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
On Tuesday the 12th July, a team of ten staff members and volunteers from Colchester Zoo helped to survey for signs of the Fisher’s Estuarine Moth at the Essex Wildlife Trust’s Abbotts Hall Farm. The condition of the caterpillars’ food plant,...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
On the 6th July, a group of 45 impala were released onto Colchester Zoo’s UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve! This release will bring the population of impala on UmPhafa to over 200 in total! In recent years, the number of impala births...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
At the end of June, five African wild dogs arrived on UmPhafa from Tembe Elephant Park.  African wild dogs are listed as endangered, with approximately 6,600 left in the wild. They require large areas to hunt and can have a pack...


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