Wild Wednesday: Rhino breeding program seeing success at The Wilds

in Animals/Enviroment/Local News

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – As rhinos face extreme threats from poaching in their natural habitat, programs like ones at The Wilds serve as an arc to ensure their species survival.

In fact, The Wilds contributes greatly to that with its successful breeding program, one of the most successful programs in North America. The Wilds is the only facility that can claim a fifth-generation birth, a point of pride for animal management specialist Cody Sceplo.

“Our first calf was born in 2004 and right now we’re around 30 calves.” According to Sceplo, a large part of their success is keeping the rhinos in their natural social groups.

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