Conservation talks

Are you interested in learning more about our work?

Then why not book one of our conservation outreach talks?
Talks cover Colchester Zoo's history, its modern day role, and the work of its charitable arm, Action for the Wild - including its support of conservation projects around the world such as UmPhafa.


Talks can be arranged at your convenience and can take place any time throughout the day. We are more than happy to do evening talks.

How long do they last?

Generally our talks last from 45 minutes to 1 hour, with time for questions afterwards.

What equipment do we need?

We bring our own equipment for the powerpoint presentation, however it would be beneficial if your hall had an extension lead available and a small table to put the projector on. If you would rather we use your projector screen or a wall to show the presentation on just let us know.

How much is it?

Talks are priced at £60 plus £10 travel; all cheques can be given after the talk and the £70 should be made payable to 'Action for the Wild'.

Who to contact?

If you are interested in booking a conservation outreach talk then please contact Rebecca Perry (Director of Conservation, Education and Research) to confirm a suitable date. 

Telephone: 01206 332513
Rebecca Perry
Director of Conservation, Education and Research
Colchester Zoo
Maldon Road
Essex CO3 0SL

Please be aware that due to animal health and welfare we do not take any animals to off site visits.

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 50
Birds 240
Reptiles 26
Amphibians 11
Trees & Plants  443