Three Rhinos Crash Into Chessington

  December 12th 2012

Three Rhinos Crash into Chessington World of Adventures. Heavy snowfall can’t halt animals’ charge from Europe to Surrey for a new multi-million-pound safari attraction. The first steps in bringing the African Safari to Surrey are underway. With the arrival of three white rhinoceroses at Chessington.

Rhinos Kanty, Dozer and Gyasi have arrived on British shores after travelling by land and sea. Travelling from zoos in Arnhem in Holland, Beauval in France, and Lisbon in Portugal. Their journey took three days. With snowy conditions and road closures in Northern Europe threatening to delay the big move at the last minute.

As the only safari experience inside the M25 and the only theme park attraction of its kind. Zufari: Ride into Africa will allow people to get an authentic taste of Africa. Without having to venture far from the big city.

– David Smith, Divisional Director

Chessington is currently expanding its resort by over 10% into the 22-acre site. Welcoming a number of native African species for the launch of Zufari! The rhino will be joined by Rothschild giraffe in a few weeks time. Greater Flamingos, Blesbok, Nile Lechwe, Grevy’s Zebra and many more amazing animals.

We are thrilled to welcome three white rhinos to the resort for the first time. Chessington opened as a Zoo 81 years ago. With any new animal arrival there are challenges to face. We have recruited specialist rhino keepers to ensure they have the best care possible.

– Mark Boardman, Zoo Manager

Set to open on March 16th 2013. The attraction looks set to be a game-changing new addition to the Resort. Three Rhinos Crash into Chessington and we’ll be there for the preview event, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled on our social media channels for all of the latest updates!

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