Rhinos will be all white at Manor Park
2:40pm Saturday 11th August 2012 in News
Wales’ first white rhinos have made their debut at Pembrokeshire’s Manor House Wildlife Park.
The weekend’s arrival of Zamba and Jambo marks an important milestone in the regeneration of the park by television personality Anna Ryder Richardson and her husband, Colin MacDougall.
“For four and a half years, we have been working to bring rhinos to Pembrokeshire,” said Anna, who was so excited to see the young animals that she travelled to the Severn Bridge to greet them as they were transported onto Welsh soil.
“This has been the most incredible – and, at times, frustrating – journey for me and my family and the wonderful team we have here at Manor House.”
Two-year-old Zamba is the first rhino in Britain, and only the second in the world, to be born through artificial insemination. He is the son of the late Simba, who was recently in the news after poachers were arrested while trying to smuggle his horn out of the UK.
And in a few weeks’ time, Zamba and Netherlands-bred Jambo will be joined by fouryear- old Zimba in the Manor House’s state-of-the-art rhino facility.
Added Anna: “We’re incredibly proud to have been chosen to help to stop the very real danager to these magnificent animals that are literally being wiped out by poaching,”
And as the rhino trio enjoy their early years playing, learning and maturing in a tranquil environment, their new owners will have peace of mind that they are doing so under top security.
Pembrokeshire company Powersafe Communications Ltd. – in a working partnership with Bosch – has supplied and installed a bespoke security system for the rhino house.