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New White Rhinoceros Facility. Branding the New Feature. ZUFARI. The New White Rhinoceros Facility. Design: Containment. Substrates. Housing. Management: Diet composition and delivery. Establishing a bachelor herd. Desensitisation. Mixing species. Enrichment Training.

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the new white rhinoceros facility
The New White Rhinoceros Facility
  • Design:
    • Containment.
    • Substrates.
    • Housing.
  • Management:
    • Diet composition and delivery.
    • Establishing a bachelor herd.
    • Desensitisation.
    • Mixing species.
    • Enrichment
    • Training.
  • Look back:
    • Snags.
    • Veterinary issues.
    • Conclusion.
design containment
Design: Containment.
  • Stockade
  • Bunding
  • Cattle Grids
  • Electric swing barriers
  • Hotwiring
design substrates
Design: Substrates.
  • Concrete
  • Sand
  • Bark
  • Pasture?
design housing
Design: Housing.
  • Four stalls (~64m2)
  • Barn (~500m2)
  • Internal gates remote/electric
management diet
Management: Diet.
  • Hay
  • Grazing
  • Rhino Nuts
  • Pasture Nuts
  • Alfalfa
  • Linseed
management integrating bachelors
Management: Integrating bachelors.
  • Three immature bulls
  • From within Europe.
management integrating bachelors1
Management: Integrating bachelors.
  • Rotated in adjacent stalls
  • Introduce two at a time?
  • Initial sparring, no serious fights.
  • Now very settled.
management training
Management: Training.
  • Raceway.
  • Target training.
  • Stand on mark.
management mixing species
Management: Mixing Species.
  • Blesbok.
  • Opportunity for seclusion.
  • Zebra?
management desensitisation
Management: Desensitisation.
  • Exposed to sights, sounds and smells of trucks,
    • Outside of enclosure
    • Within enclosure
management enrichment
Management: Enrichment.
  • Boomer Balls
  • Tyres
  • Bouys
  • Scratching brushes
  • Freestyle
look back snags
Look Back: Snags.
  • Muddying grazing
  • Bark beds
  • Raceway
  • Access to external gates
  • “Splash zones”
  • Drinkers
conclusion veterinary issues
Conclusion: Veterinary Issues.
  • Scratches
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dry skin
  • Split horn
conclusions
Conclusions?
  • Animals
  • Visitors
  • Zoo staff
  • Ride staff.

Questions?