Tapirs and zebras tuck into horse feed – and peppers

  • Tapir, camels and zebra are among the many unique animals who’ve been tucking into horse feed at Paradise Wildlife Park.

    The Hertfordshire park has been feeding Dengie’s Alfa-A Unique to various species for years, alongside specialist feed, forage, fruit and greens.

    Residents who benefit from the chaff embody the lowland tapir, the plains zebra, the bactrian camels and the purple deer.

    Paradise head keeper James Cork stated Dengie has been on the menu on the park for over 15 years.

    “We combine it with their focus feeds and have discovered this to be an incredible product for growing the animals’ roughage,” he stated.

    “It’s clear to see that each one the animals take pleasure in their Alfa-A, notably our bactrian camels, who love grabbing mouthfuls out of their feed buckets earlier than we’ve even positioned the meals of their troughs!”

    The Paradise animals are additionally fed hay and straw, and a specialised pellet feed. The tapirs take pleasure in fruit and greens, their favourites being peppers and pumpkin, with their 400g chaff per day. The camels have a style for carrots as treats, and get via 1.6kg Alfa-A on daily basis, break up into two feeds.

    “The animals at Paradise Wildlife Park even have varied types of enrichment together with deal with balls, branches and forage at various ranges together with hay racks and feed troughs,” a Dengie spokesman stated.

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