Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo Action For the WildColchester Zoo, which holds Southern white rhinos (Ceratotherium simum simum), has supported rhino conservation in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, South Africa, through Save the Rhino, ever since the EAZA Rhino Campaign of 2005-6. Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is regarded as the home of rhino conservation, where Southern white rhinos were brought back from the brink of extinction; it also holds an important population of black rhino.

Its Action for the Wild fund makes annual grants of around £5,000, which have helped pay for a wide range of anti-poaching and rhino monitoring field and camping equipment for the ranger teams: spare tyres, rifle-cleaning kits, rucksacks, water bottles, solar panels to power deep-freezes and lights at the remote camps and so on.

The Zoo's support for black and white rhino conservation in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park dovetails with its own project at nearby Umphafa Private Nature Reserve, where white rhinos and other species have been introduced.

For more information about Colchester Zoo, visit its website: www.colchester-zoo.com

For more information about Action for the Wild's in situ conservation work, please visit www.actionforthewild.org

For more information about the Zoo's project in Africa, Umphafa Private Nature Reserve, visit www.umphafa.com