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
In 2014, Colchester Zoo's charity Action for the Wild joined together with 29 other zoos who are members of the red panda European Endangered Species Breeding Programme (EEP) to sponsor four Forest Guardians to protect red pandas in eastern Nepal. Our...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
In March 2014, Action for the Wild donated £6,000 to Free the Bears. This donation has been used to help with the construction of a new bear house at their Cambodian Bear Sanctuary; to house four of the growing nursery groups...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
UmPhafa would like to say a HUGE thank you to the soldiers from the 4th Battalion Duke of Lancaster's who took time out of their South Africa tour to visit the team at UmPhafa and donate a large selection of kit...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
In the early 20th century, there were around half a million rhinos across the world. Today, their numbers have dramatically decreased, with all five remaining rhino species listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Sadly the western black rhino was...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Colchester Zoo’s charity, Action for the Wild has supported the Orangutan Foundation since 2010. The most recent update from the project shares some fantastic news from the field with the arrival of a new born orangutan at the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve!...


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