Umphafa News

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On Friday 31stAugust we saw the introduction of 41 new impala onto the reserve! This was made up of 2 adult males, 1 sub adult male, 31 adult females, 2 juvenile males and 5 juvenile females. We are hopeful that many...

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We have seen a record number of 92 interns visiting the reserve this year!  We welcomed 39 students from Essex University, Writtle University College and East Coast College, with the remaining 53 made up of interns visiting the reserve for placements...

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We are looking for someone who would like to join our team for 6-12 months, who will help to ensure the smooth operation of UmPhafa on a day-to-day basis. This can include anything from working with the short-term interns, assisting the...

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Here’s an amazing video created by Camilla Brotons, who interned with us in July 2018. You’ll see some day to day life on the reserve, game counts, animal monitoring, bush clearing and tracking walks. There is also some footage taken on the interns...

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Animal Welfare and Conservation Masters student Zoe Braybrook will be heading to South Africa over the summer for an internship at Colchester Zoo’s UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve. The internship is for four weeks at the 6,000 hectare reserve in KwaZulu Natal...

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UmPhafa is located in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountain Range, a world heritage site

Number of species offically recorded on Umphafa

Mammals 49
Birds 186
Reptiles 24
Amphibians 10
Trees 62