West Palm Beach, FL –On Thursday, January 30th, Lion Country Safari’s rhinoceroses will share their pick for the winners of Super Bowl LIV. The park’s rhinos will have an opportunity to select between bright, colorful enrichments representing the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. As the rhinos roam their pasture, they will have an opportunity to select and enjoy an enrichment box full of some of their favorite items and predict by popularity the winner of this year’s Super Bowl.
Lion Country Safari has an exceptional enrichment program, with animals receiving mentally and/or physically stimulating food, items, or activities daily. By providing the animals in their care with this enrichment, the park can provide holistic care for the animals. “We truly believe that happy animals are healthy animals, here at Lion Country Safari,” says Brian Dowling, Wildlife Director. Part of the fun of enrichments is providing variety, with enrichments often being themed around major holidays and events. The Super Bowl provides a great opportunity to enhance the enrichment program and join in on the fun.
Of the 5 species of rhinos (White, Black, Indian, Sumatran and Javan) the white rhino is the most abundant with approximately 20,000 alive today, but all 5 species are in peril due mostly to poaching. Lion Country Safari is home to 12 White Rhinos – 9 females and 3 males. Since 1979, Lion Country Safari has had 35 rhino offspring and is proud to participate in the White Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan (SSP), a program of the Associations of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).