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
Research student Shareen Sauders talks of her time at UmPhafa and her study of the plant species in the area:  As part of my placement year at university, I am currently undertaking a three month internship at Umphafa Private Nature Reserve....

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Since 2004, Colchester Zoo’s charity Action for the Wild has supported a number of conservation and research projects around the world, and this fantastic work continues into 2017 with existing and new projects receiving support and funding from our charity. This...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Over 25 and looking to make a difference with your holiday this year? Action for the Wild are delighted to offer a special two week internship placement on Umphafa Private Nature Reserve in South Africa. This is a chance for anyone from...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Otters are at risk from habitat loss, pollution and an expanding population, but an extremely important threat is hunting for the illegal wildlife trade. This is clearly having a serious impact on otter populations and in places they have become locally...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
The Orangutan Foundation’s aim is to conserve the now critically endangered Bornean orangutan and its threatened habitat. They currently fund and operate five orangutan release camps in the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve, Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. This reserve spans a 64,000ha...


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9.30am – 5.00pm or dusk if earlier*

*Last admission 4.00pm

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