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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 11:28am
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Since last writing, the big transfer day for our male Southern White Rhino Jabari has come and gone without any hiccups.

Everyone is always a little nervous when it comes to transfers but after months of training, the big day finally arrived on November 8th 2010. Jabari was loaded up into his crate, secured onto the back of a truck and driven to Adelaide Airport. At the airport he was loaded onto his cargo palate and strapped in all ready for the big flight.

Ian (senior vet at Zoos SA) and myself travelled with Jabari on the flight to Singapore to make sure everything went smoothly.

The little guy was a bit edgy at first, almost as edgy as me, but he travelled well and for the whole flight to Singapore he sat and took it all in, even with all the Airport staff wanting to catch a glimpse of the giant cargo.

After a relatively short flight we arrived in Singapore in the early hours of the next morning, a little tired but all in one piece. At Singapore Airport we were greeted by a Singapore Keeper and Vet who were now Jabari’s carers.

So for now we say a sad goodbye to a very special young member of our family as he begins the next exciting chapter of his life.

Rhino Keeper, Monarto Zoo


Hi everyone
Hope Jabari had a good trip to Singapore!
Love from Winnie Mrdjen
Posted By: winnie Mrdjen on Monday, March 14, 2011 2:31pm
Hi all,

We three; Janet, Ruth and Chris had a Rhino Interactive yesterday We're still talking about it & will do for days/years to come! Congrats to keepers Tash and Haidee for a most enjoyable, knowledgeable and safe encounter. Thanks to all at Zoos SA for allowing us to have these interactives. We have just one problem and that is do we spell the rhinos names properly? We were told yesterday but were too xcited to remember them, oops. (I haven't been able to find them on the web yet.) Please help,

Love and best wishes from Christine Rutherford, Janet Peter and Ruth Solly.
Posted By: Christine Rutherford on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 5:42pm
@Christine: So glad to hear you enjoyed it, it is such an amazing experience! Will find out names and get back to you.
Posted By: Zoos SA on Friday, April 15, 2011 9:48am
@Christine: Just found out their names...

Our female White Rhinos are Umqali and Uhura. The male White Rhinos are Satara and Ibutho. And the Black Rhinos are Induna and Sentwali.
Posted By: Zoos SA on Monday, April 18, 2011 4:15pm
@Christine: And just a bit more info you might find interesting:

White rhinos:
Satara is our breeding male.
Umqali is our pregnant female.
Uhura is the mother of our two calves.
Ibutho is the younger of the two males.

Black rhinos:
Induna is the older of two boys.
Sentwali is younger and smaller.
Posted By: Zoos SA on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 9:00am

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