Southern white rhino, Fossil Rim, Rhino Keeper Association, Susie Ellis, Board of Directors

The International Rhino Keeper Association: Rhino Keepers Saving Rhinos

There are many tricks of the trade when it comes to zookeeping, but unlike many fields where this info might be heavily guarded secrets, Zookeepers WANT to share this information with each other – because it’s for the benefit of all animals. The International Rhino Keeper Association (IRKA) was created for just that intention. Since…

Black Rhinos and Mopane Leaves

Black rhinos, giraffe and elephant seem particularly fond of the leaves of the mopane, a tree species characteristic of southern Africa’s major remaining wilderness area, the Miombo-Mopane Woodlands and Grasslands.  The mopane tree is known by several other common names, including balsam tree, turpentine tree and butterfly tree, the latter name due to the unique…