Keepers' mission to Save the Rhino

Run rhino Jack, run!  

Our rhino keeper Jack is pretty amazing. Not only does he do a great job in looking after our beautiful eastern black rhinos and ensuring they have everything they need to stay happy and healthy, his passion and commitment has seen him travel across the world to countries such as Indonesia and Australia to learn as much as he possibly can about this critically endangered species.

Eastern black rhino at Folly Farm

But it doesn’t stop there – Jack also organised a public talk on the conservation of rhinos in the town of Pembroke where he lives, along with a charity quiz night in Narberth Rugby Club. Oh, and this was in-between grueling training sessions gearing himself to run the London Marathon which he successfully completely last month, finishing in an impressive 4 hours 33 minutes. Phew!

keeper jack save the rhino

All of his hard work has certainly paid off with Jack raising an amazing total of £2,600 with all money going to the superb charity Save the Rhino. What a hero!

keeper jack save the rhino t shirt

Many amazing friends, businesses and colleagues helped Jack to smash his target of £2000 so a massive thank you to you all – with sponsors including Lexon Group, Ardion Doors, Monddi Design, Extremus Dog Training, Celtic Quest Coasteering, Sky Cam Wales, Pembrokeshire Photography, GD Harries, Saundersfoot Footlights, Golley Slater and Signbox printers. You’ve all helped make a huge difference.

rhino keeper jack profile shot

So a big well done Jack – even though your energy levels puts the rest of us to shame *hangs head*, we are all so proud of you and your commitment in helping save one of the worlds most endangered animals.

manyara rhino with tongue out

(Manyara thanks you too)!

Zoo Membership

We're proud to be members of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). Our membership means we share knowledge with leading zoos across the UK and Europe, and we learn from them too.