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in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild has donated £31,000 in support of Free the Bears since 2011. The majority of our support has been put towards enrichment and development at Free the Bears’ Cambodian bear sanctuary in Phnom Penh. In 2017,...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Since 2012, Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild has donated over £24,000 to support the human-wildlife conflict work of the N/a’an ku sê Research Programme in Namibia. Between April 2017 and June 2017, the Rapid Response Unit received 19 human-carnivore conflict...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Since 2006, Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild has donated over £78,500 to support Save the Rhinos International and specifically to boost the capacity and morale of rangers in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, South Africa. Covering 960 square kilometres, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is based...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Since 2010, Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild has donated £35,000 to support the Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) in Zambia. On the 11th August 2017, the EOP’s Lilayi Elephant Nursery became the home of a female elephant calf, aged just 1...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Since 2006, Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild has donated over £9,000 to support the Komodo Survival Programme in conjunction with the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) European Endangered Species Breeding Programme. Throughout April to June 2017, the programme...

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