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They’re Here!!

After 3 long years of work (for lack of a better word) we are thrilled to announce the arrival of our 3 Rhino to Altina! Mtoto (Male from New Zealand), Tatu (Female from Germany) and Mango (Female from Australia Zoo) are part of a global breeding initiative. With the Rhino population plummeting Altina is keen…

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Zebra

Plains Zebra (Equus burchelli)  Habitat: Plains Zebras are naturally found in East, S.W. and Southern Africa. They inhabit open, grassy plains or well-grassed woodlands and at times can also inhabit mountain slopes up to 4,420m. Description: The plains zebra is mid-sized and thick bodied with relatively short legs. Adults of both sexes stand about 1.4 meters high…

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Spotted Hyena

Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta)  Habitat: Spotted Hyena are found in Africa in countries such as Chad, Sudan, Angola, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. They prefer grasslands inhabited by their herbivorous (plant-eating) prey. They also occupy woodlands and semi-deserts and prefer to sleep in dens. Description: Spotted Hyena can weigh up to 70kg but average between 45-55kg with…

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Ostrich

Ostrich (Struthio camelus)  Habitat: Ostriches inhabit the Sahara, Somalia, Ethiopia and parts of East and Southern Africa. They are found in sparsely wooded areas, savannah grassland or areas of semi-desert where there is sufficient grass or vegetation. Description: The male is black with white wing tips whilst the female is brown in colour. They have two…

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Meerkat

Meerkat (Suricata suricatta)  Habitat: Meerkats live in open, arid areas with grass lined burrows in the Kalahari Desert in Botswana; the Namib Desert in Namibia, South-Western Angola, and in South Africa. Description: The Meerkat’s coat is usually fawn in colour with brown, tan or grey flecks. They have stripes across their backs with the pattern of…

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Giraffe

Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)  Habitat: Giraffe live in the Savannas of Africa, in semi-arid, open woodlands with scattered trees and bushes. Description: Giraffes are the world’s tallest mammals with males reaching a height of up to 5.5m, females up to 4.5m. They are well known for their long necks, long legs, and spotted patterns with the…

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Dromedary Camel

Dromedary Camel (Camelus dromedarius)  Habitat: The deserts in Northern Africa, Arabia and the Middle East, while a feral population is also to be found in the Simpson Desert of Australia. Description: The smooth coat is beige to light brown in colour with the undersides slightly lighter. Some individuals can vary from white to dark brown. The…

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