Orana Wildlife Park mourns the death of Stumpy the rhino

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Jun 15, 2022 |

Photo: Orana Wildlife Park

Staff at Orana Wildlife Park are mourning the death of Stumpy the rhino.

The Zoo said earlier today Animal Management and Veterinary team made the difficult decision to euthanise the elderly white rhino, Stumpy, due to age related illness.

Stumpy was transferred from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in 1988 at 5 years of age.

“He has been an iconic presence in the park ever since.”

“Stumpy is remembered as a real character and was affectionately known as our marshmallow, being soft and sweet in nature. He loved to play with sticks and carried them around on his horn.”

“He always enjoyed a good scratch and belly rub from his dedicated keepers.”

“Stumpy will be sorely missed by our team who considered it an absolute privilege to work with such a beautiful and amazing animal.”

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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