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Over the last month, interns and staff at Colchester Zoo's UmPhafa Reserve have done an amazing job, renovating the dam outside Elworthy House. The reserve has two filtering systems going into this dam that recycle the waste water from Elworthy house...

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Once again here at UmPhafa we have the privilege of taking care of 3 Wild Dogs to support the National Wild Dog Metapopulation Initiative.  The three sisters, Flame, Manya & Meva arrived at UmPhafa in June and have been settling in...

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This time of year wildfires are a big worry for many farms and reserves in South Africa. In order to prevent these dangerous fires from spreading and losing control, many reserves such as UmPhafa use a technique called controlled burning to...

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Family Wildlife Adventure - South Africa & Swaziland Travel to South Africa and Swaziland visiting some of the most iconic game reserves in the region for an 11 day tailored trip!  All your accommodation, tours, meals and transport (except flights) are...

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These beautiful spotted cats are found in areas with long grass, often associated with water. They specialise in preying on small mammals, in particular rodents, but will also eat birds, reptiles and bugs. Servals are commonly recorded from most major national parks...

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The area of UmPhafa has one of the highest ecological carrying capacities in the whole of South Africa

Number of species offically recorded on Umphafa

Mammals 49
Birds 186
Reptiles 24
Amphibians 10
Trees 62