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SOS Rhino : In the News : Rhinos arrive in Wraxall
 

Rhinos arrive in Wraxall

  Weston & Somerset Mercury
26th January 2005

Two new arrivals at a Wraxall tourist attraction look set to prove a big hit with visitors.

White rhinos Rumbull and Rumba flew into Stansted Airport from breeding safari parks in South Africa.

The two massive mammals were then loaded onto a lorry and transported to Noah's Ark Zoo Farm.

When they arrived, the plant-eating creatures, famed for their thick skin, were rested overnight before a crane lifted them into their new home, an especially constructed rhino ranch.

Owners of Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Anthony and Christina Bush, understand the rhinoceroses are the only ones to arrive in Britain during the last year.

Wraxall's rhinos were bred as part of an initiative to preserve white rhinos outside South Africa.

Half of Europe's rhinos are over 30 years old. The hoofed animals have a life expectancy of 35 years.




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