Colchester Zoo has always cared passionately about the world’s threatened species, and created its charity Action for the Wild to assist projects worldwide.

It provides both financial and technical assistance, and aims to raise awareness among local people in community conservation programmes, as well as supporting conservation research.

Since 2004, when Action for the Wild achieved charitable status, over £2 million has been donated to a broad spectrum of conservation projects worldwide, and encompasses a wide range of species from orangutans to vultures, hornbills to Komodo dragons and elephants to moths.


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The 100th Rescue
The 100th Rescue

The 100th Rescue

The 100th Rescue of Free the Bears On August...

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Gelada Baboon Research Study
Gelada Baboon Research Study

Gelada Baboon Research Study

Gelada Baboon Research Study In 2018, Action for the...

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Action for the Wild project support continues
Action for the Wild project support continues

Action for the Wild project support continues

Action for the Wild project support continues Colchester Zoo’s...

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Colchester Zoo’s elephants take part in HEAT project!
Colchester Zoo’s elephants take part in HEAT project!

Colchester Zoo’s elephants take part in HEAT project!

Colchester Zoo’s elephants take part in HEAT project! Colchester...

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