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Madison joined UmPhafa for 2 months between July and September, during this time she experienced what it is like to work on a reserve such as UmPhafa and how important conservation and land management is to the species we care for: "My...

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One of the popular walks on the reserve is through a place called Leopard Gorge. One of the highlights of the walk is the mysterious bone caves. For many years we have speculated what is using the caves and leaving these...

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For many years there have been talks of Crocodiles in the Tugela River which runs alongside the UmPhafa Reserve in South Africa but no one has ever seen one. Then in mid-September the team got a call from one of their...

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Joining us for 10 days in June the group of 12 students and 2 lecturers travelled from Writtle College in the UK to get some hands on experience with our team as part of their studies. The group are all current...

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With winter almost at an end at Colchester Zoo’s UmPhafa Reserve, it will soon be time to start to take stock of how this incredibly tough time has taken its toll on our newest arrivals. The lambing season on UmPhafa is...

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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