Umphafa News

Keep up to date with all the recent news from Umphafa

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You do not currently have to go far on Colchester Zoo’s UmPhafa Reserve in South Africa to see arguably one of our favourite calves; giraffes!  Four young calves have been born and are doing extremely well, rangers continue to monitor them...

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On the 6th July, a group of 45 impala were released onto Colchester Zoo’s UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve! This release will bring the population of impala on UmPhafa to over 200 in total! In recent years, the number of impala births...

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We are delighted to have received a number of donations from the local community which has helped us to purchase a brand new freezer store for our UmPhafa Reserve in South Africa! Many of the funds came from the generous customers...

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With the purchase of additional land in 2015, we are excited to announce that work is underway on the UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve to release cheetah onto the reserve. Cheetah will be the first planned predator introduction onto UmPhafa, as our...

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Check out this fantastic video filmed by previous intern Alex Thompson showing just some of the amazing experiences he had during his time at UmPhafa Reserve!  ...

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UmPhafa has a wide and diverse range of habitat types, from grassland to bushveld and open woodlands.

Number of species offically recorded on Umphafa

Mammals 49
Birds 186
Reptiles 24
Amphibians 10
Trees 62