Umphafa News

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Sadly Colchester Zoo’s UmPhafa Reserve has recently been involved in fighting a fire which had broken out on the top of the mountains in the area. It took over 4 days for the fire to be extinguished with the amazing staff...

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Water is one of nature’s greatest commodities that is never taken for granted in Africa. If the rains don’t arrive for many areas it simply means no water. Here on UmPhafa we are incredibly lucky to have the strong and constant...

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Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild would like to say a big thank you to 25th Colchester (St Matthew’s) Guides for donating £240.31 towards the UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve! In 2013, the Tall Challenge was launched for the units to find out...

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As summer at UmPhafa Reserve comes to an end and our dry winter season begins, we undertake one of our major yearly projects on the reserve. After the first frost we start to burn the boundaries of our whole reserve with...

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What a year it has been on the reserve with regards to our African Wild Dog bonding project. At the end of May 2015 the last two dogs were removed and taken to a new home where they will eventually be...

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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