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
Wild tigers and leopards could be facing yet another threat to their survival, this time from Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) – a disease usually found in dogs. The strong suspicion that CDV may be threatening wild Sumatran tigers led to an...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Pollution from oil spills is a very real threat to the survival of otters and other river wildlife in Bangladesh. Participants of an otter conservation training workshop saw for themselves the devastating results from a spillage of 350,000 litres of furnace...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
I've never had a gap year, and I honestly didn't think I'd missed out on anything, but at the age of 30, after leaving a full time job to pursue my dream career in conservation I decided to start off with...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Throughout the year staff at Colchester Zoo's UmPhafa Reserve ensure that we have a number of Camera traps out on the reserve. They readily change the camera locations to ensure that a diverse view of what animals are out and about...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
2014 saw the first year that Colchester Zoo’s charity Action for the Wild supported the Red Panda Network. This project is committed to the conservation of wild Red pandas and their habitat through the education and empowerment of local communities. Funding...


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