Nisha, a 21-year-old female rhinoceros from the animal park Terra Natura Benidorm: is looking for love!
The park is looking for a genetically compatible mate from another European Zoo for Nisha and this species, in danger of extinction. This is part of the European Programme for Endangered species EEP and the Association of European Zoos and Aquariums EAZA.
Terra Natura is an expert in the assisted reproduction of the Indian Rhino and has successfully bred two rhinoceros’ calves in the past, the first time in 2012 and then again in 2019.
The Indian Rhino is currently on the Red List of the UICN and it is estimated that in the wild there are only 3,000 examples.
The EEP European programs control the species in zoos and aquariums and permit the compilation of information for each species that takes part in the program. With this information, they can construct a genetic book for each species and then compile a demographic and genetic profile. Thanks to these programs, they share genetic information that will guarantee the survival of these critically endangered species.