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Pools for rhino

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by kiang, 12 Jun 2011.

  1. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member

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    Watching a youtube video of an Indian rhino swimming in its pool at San Fransisco zoo, got me to thinking.......
    We all know that Indian rhino are more aquatic than its 2 African cousinfs, but are there any zoos that keep their African rhino in an enclosure, with a pool, pond, whatever you want to call it but an open stretch of water, not a wallow, but a deep pool?
    The only example that springs to mind is the white rhino enclosure at bioparc Valencia.

    http://www.zoochat.com/180/white-rhinos-taking-bath-66175/
     
  2. Kudu21

    Kudu21 Well-Known Member

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  3. Giant Eland

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    The North Carolina Zoo has a giant watering hole in it's 37 acre mixed species exhibit featuring 7 species of antelope (Gemsbok, blesbok, sitatunga, defassa waterbuck, nile lechwe, greater kudu, thomson's gazelle) along with 9 white rhinos. In my first and only visit a few weeks ago, about half the Rhinos took a nice dip in the watering hole around 4:30 pm. Needless to say they scared the bejesus out of every waterbird in site when they came galloping into the water.