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United Kingdom Long shot, Rosie rhino london zoo 1988

Discussion in 'Zoo History' started by Kat86, 19 Feb 2020.

  1. Kat86

    Kat86 New Member

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    This seems like a great place to ask some questions for our home Ed project on black rhino's. We've recently visited Rosie who's now at port lympne and her outgoing character and her keepers tales sparked our next project. We're seeking any information any one has on Rosie to add in.

    So far we know she was born 24th November 1988 at London zoo, and her mum was named Stumpy
    She moved to Chester in 2000, then to port lympne in 2011. We know she was hand reared due to her size at birth (17kg) and was the world's first successful hand reared black rhino. And the research that went into saving her using artificial milk goes on saving black rhino's today.

    It's a long shot I know but if anyone happens to know anything else about her history we can use that would be great!
     
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  2. FBBird

    FBBird Well-Known Member

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    I remember seeing her @ London Zoo when she was 'little'. Good to know she's still about.
     
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  3. Tim May

    Tim May Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    You seeem to have most of the salient information about "Rosie".

    As you mention, she was born at London Zoo on 24th November 1988.

    Her mother was "Mama Kidogo" (also known as "Stumpy") and her father was "Bwana Mkubwa" (also known as "Fred").

    According to the studbook, the exact date of her transfer to Chester was 10th August 2000 and to Port Lympne 13th June 2011.
     
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  4. Kat86

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    Amazing!! Thank you! We hadn't found anything out about dad so this is useful, we have another name to look into a little and can start to place her family tree.