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Altina Welcome Extra Hooves to their Herds

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: January 3, 2021 9:50 pm

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A zebra calf has been born at Altina Wildlife Park

Photo Credit: Cale Russell for The Animal Facts

Altina Wildlife Park in New South Wales Australia have experienced a massive baby boom among their hoofstock herds during 2020. We travelled to the park in mid-December to meet some of the new arrivals.

Two of the most exciting arrivals are a pair of zebra foals. Also joining the boom are wild horses, antelope, deer, cattle and more.

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Left: A prezwalski's wild horse at Altina Right: A zebra foal with its mother

Photo Credit: Cale Russell for The Animal Facts

The zebra foals were born two weeks apart. The first, a female arrived on October 4th 2020 followed by a male on October 18th 2020. The female was named Kanzi and the male Jafari by sponsors who donated towards their care.

Keepers describe the female as "miss adventurous – rarely seen with her mum." She is often seen having a nap or spending time with her half brother. He has been described as a 'complete Mama's boy – barely seen away from his mum's side." He is also curious coming up to see guests go past on their tours.

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Left: An eland calf at Altina Right: An American bison calf

Photo Credit: Cale Russell for The Animal Facts

Altina maintain large herds of a range of hoofstock and experience massive success with their breeding programs. At the time of our visit they had welcomed a total of 66 hoofstock arrivals with more expected.

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A list of the hoofstock which had been born at Altina this year prior to our visit in mid-December

6 Hog Deer

4 Addax

2 Mongolian Wild Horse

3 American Bison

5 Barbary Sheep

8 Fallow Deer

7 Red Deer

2 Water Buffalo

4 Eland

1 Banteng

22 Blackbuck Antelope

2 Zebra

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deer fawn altina

Deer fawns at Altina Wildlife Park

Photo Credit: Cale Russell for The Animal Facts

Learn more about Altina Wildlife Park on their website – Altina Wildlife Park

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