New Member of the Ellen Trout Zoo arrives - Paddy the
the female White Rhinoceros arrived at the Ellen Trout Zoo
Tuesday morning, September 23rd, after a trip from Lion Country
Safari in Loxahatchee, Florida.
This move was a recommendation of the
Species Survival Plan of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
(AZA) and follows the move of Stormy from the Ellen Trout Zoo to
the North Carolina Zoo last June.
Paddy weighs 4300 pounds and is 19 years
old. She was born at Lion Country Safari and will be paired with
Bwana the 20 year old male currently at the Ellen Trout Zoo. The
current SSP population is 195 (82 males and 113 females) at 51
Once again, this was quite a process and
involved several entities. We have to thank Steve Poskey, Street
Superintendent, Ramon Johnson, Water and Sewer Superintendent,
Trey Henderson, Angelina Hardwood Sales, Burt Hairgrove, George
H. Henderson, Jr. Exposition Center Director, Friends of the
Ellen Trout Zoo and Zoo Staffers for enabling the transfer of
Paddy from the truck to the exhibit.
Paddy will be getting used to her new
surroundings for a while before she is allowed to go on exhibit.
The Ellen Trout Zoo is accredited by the
Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is the Wildest Place in
Town and YOUR Place to Connect to the Natural World!