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
Article kindly written by UmPhafa Ranger, Sarah Smuts.As summer at UmPhafa Reserve comes to an end and our dry winter season begins, we undertake one of our major yearly projects on the reserve. After the first frost we start to burn...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
The Elephant Orphanage Project in Zambia has entered a very exciting phase in the programme, with the Release Herd elephants suddenly showing an increased interest in being released! For the past two years Chodoba (now 10 years old), the oldest elephant...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Kat Smith, one of our keepers at Colchester Zoo, volunteered at Vulpro in May 2015. As one of Action for the Wild's supported projects Kat tells us of her time with Vulpro. "I have always been passionate about vultures and wildlife...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
N/a’an ku sê are continuing their work in the field of human / carnivore conflict mitigation. On the 7th April, they received a call about a leopard caught in a gin trap. Arriving at the scene, it was heartbreaking to find a...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Young elephant calf Suni was found in the wild alone and with an axe injury to her spine. Around three years on she still suffers with partial paralysis in her back leg, but Suni has learned to walk wearing a...


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