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
Action for the Wild has been supporting the Punta San Juan Penguin Project since 2006, donating a total of £15,664 to date. In September 2015, we will make an additional donation of £1,525, which will be used to assist with the...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
July has bought some exciting developments with Action for the Wild’s support elephant project. At the end of the  month, the younger orphans in the Kafue Release Facility (KRF) had a close encounter with a wild bull elephant during their daily walk. Maramba...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
In 2014, Action for the Wild provided a £5,000 donation to Wildlife Vets International to assist them with their investigation into disease risks of Sumatran tigers. Dr John Lewis of Wildlife Vets International has been working with the Sumatran Tiger Health...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild would like to say a big thank you to 25th Colchester (St Matthew’s) Guides for donating £240.31 towards the UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve! In 2013, the Tall Challenge was launched for the units to find out...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Young chimpanzees and monkeys once destined for the illegal pet trade are being given a chance to be wild, thanks to the Centre de Rehabilitation des Primates de Lwiro, a haven close to the protected Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the Democratic...


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