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Rhinos in the UK

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by MagpieGoose, 19 Feb 2016.

  1. MagpieGoose

    MagpieGoose Well-Known Member

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    After I published the http://www.zoochat.com/38/orangutan-uk-435159/ I promised a Rhino in the UK database.

    The current holders of Rhinoceros in the UK are:

    Africa Alive!
    Blair Drummond Safari Park
    Chester Zoo
    Colchester Zoo
    Chessington World of Adventures
    Cotswold Wildlife Park
    Edinburgh Zoo
    Flamingo Land
    Folly Farm
    Howletts Wild Animal Park
    Knowsley Safari Park
    Longleat Safari Park
    Manor Wildlife Park
    Marwell Wildlife Park
    Noah's Ark Zoo Farm
    Paignton Zoo
    Port Lympne Reserve
    South Lakes Safari Zoo
    West Midlands Safari Park
    Woburn Safari Park
    ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

    There are currently 108 Rhinos kept in the UK.

    Please correct me on any mistakes as I am a very clumsy person!

    Thanks, Ed
     

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  2. Falconhoof

    Falconhoof Well-Known Member

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    I remember when i visited Edinburgh last October, there were two Indian rhinos. Where did the second (female?) one go and when did it leave?
     
  3. MagpieGoose

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    Samir, the male who lived with Bertus moved to Kocaeli Zoo in Turkey last November.
     
  4. Kifaru Bwana

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    At Edinburgh, they are still under discussion what to do next. The eventual goal has always been to have a breeding group.

    So, it is a bit in limbo what will happen now. For breeding the enclosure and set up would have to be changed and some building work would be involved.
     
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    Good useful document. well done as it must have taken some time...

    Black rhino- I notice that both animals at Folly farm are offspring of the ex-Chester male 'Quinto'. It confirms he fathered an offspring at his final home at Port Lympne. As the female Manyara is his halfsister and(to date) a non-breeder anyway(I believe she has medical conditions that unfortunately prevent it) they will need an additional female if they wish to breed. Or will they remain just as holders of 'spares'?
     
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  6. MagpieGoose

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    Thanks Pertinax.

    Folly Farm will soon have the female Mala from Port Lympne to breed with Nkosi. Her arrival was delayed due to her having a skin condition.
     
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    The current Folly Farm female's name is Manyara - non-breeding -.
     
  8. Nisha

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    Mala is no longer at PL. Nor is she going to Folly Farm
     
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    Did she pass away?
     
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    Another well drawn up document, thanks and good work.
     
  11. Wolf567

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    A few updates to Port Lympne. They now only have 2.8.

    Nakuru passed away in 2013
    Rukwa passed away in 2014
    Rufiji passed away in 2015
    Mala passed away in 2015

    Also Damara's parents are Vuyu and Mwaniki.
     
  12. MagpieGoose

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    Thank You, I hadn't got the faintest these had passed away.
     
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    Oh, sad news. Anyone know why they passed away?
     
  14. Wolf567

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    Rukwa died of old age, I believe she was 43/44 at the time of her passing. Mala had been suffering for some time from a skin disease, so presume she passed away or was PTS because of it. Not sure on the others.
     
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    When did Mala pass away?
     
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    Late 2015
     
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    Thank you.

    When was Zambezi II transferred to Howletts? I've still listed him at Port Lympne.
     
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    He went back to Port Lympne in 2016 following a breeding loan
     
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    Thanks, Nisha.
     
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    Since Whipsnade have done so well over the years breeding rhinos was there any real reason they deleted Black rhino from its collection one would believe having another holder within the country would be a plus in breeding terms!