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Action for the Wild News

in Africa
Chembo, a female chimpanzee, was confiscated from the illegal pet trade earlier this year having been kept in a narrow cage for six years and showing signs of thinking she was human. Now she is recovering well at the Centre de...

in Africa
The last few months at Colchester Zoo’s UmPhafa Reserve have been some of the most difficult since it first began. Veld fires have ravaged valuable grazing lands and times continue to remain tough with little rain and severe droughts are taking...

in Africa
Colchester Zoo’s charity Action for the Wild supports VulPro, a vulture conservation programme in South Africa working to put Africa’s vultures first. Kat Smith, one of our keepers at Colchester Zoo, volunteered at Vulpro in May 2015 and has since gone...

in Africa
When we purchased the final piece of the UmPhafa puzzle there were a few changes we needed to make before we took down the fences between the new land and the older established lands. We wanted to ensure there was an...

in Africa
With security incidents such as poaching on the increase in South Africa it is important that we equip our reserve’s first responders with the necessary protective equipment. Sadly the use of firearms by poachers is a reality so we felt it was necessary to...

Action for the Wild is Colchester Zoo’s charitable arm

Action for the Wild became a charity in 2004

Action for the Wild has donated over £2 million to animal conservation to date