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White Oak Welcomes the Largest Asian Elephant Herd in the Western Hemisphere

White Oak Welcomes the Largest Asian Elephant Herd in the Western Hemisphere

Elephants will be released in 2,500-acre habitat in northeastern Florida Sept. 23, 2020 (YULEE, FLA.) — White Oak Conservation has started construction on a new 2,500-acre home for Asian elephants. Most of these elephants previously traveled throughout the United States with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® until they were retired in 2016.  Thirty elephants…

Grevy’s Zebra Foals Born at White Oak

Grevy’s Zebra Foals Born at White Oak

White Oak is pleased to announce the birth of four Grevy”s zebras, the world’s most endangered zebra species. The four Grevy’s zebra foals (three male foals and one female) were born in June and July and join a long tradition of Grevy’s zebras at White Oak stretching back to 1977. Classified as “endangered,” Grevy’s zebras…

Rhino Baby Boom: Two rhinos born at White Oak!

Rhino Baby Boom: Two rhinos born at White Oak!

In early November of last year, a black rhino calf was born at White Oak, the first birth of this species in 13 years. Because of concerns over his low birth weight and difficulty in nursing, the decision was made to bring him into human care. ‘Tidbit’ is being fed a formula matching rhino milk…

Mississippi Sandhill Cranes Hatched at White Oak Released into the Wild

Mississippi Sandhill Cranes Hatched at White Oak Released into the Wild

Last week, three Mississippi sandhill cranes raised at White Oak were introduced into the wild at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane Wildlife Refuge near Gautier, MS. The cranes, hatched this spring, were raised by their parents in large naturalistic habitats where they learned to forage for food, interact with others, and develop the survival skills necessary…

Whooping Crane Family Released into the Wild

Whooping Crane Family Released into the Wild

This past spring two whooping crane chicks were hatched at White Oak Conservation, marking the first time this species had bred at White Oak. The chicks were raised by their parents in a large habitat where they learned to forage for natural food such as bugs, tadpoles, and lizards. The chicks grew quickly and by…

Whooping Cranes Hatch at White Oak whooping crane parent feeding chick

Whooping Cranes Hatch at White Oak

We are pleased to announce that two critically endangered whooping crane chicks have hatched here at White Oak, marking the first time this species has successfully bred at White Oak. The chicks are being raised by their parents in a large naturalistic habitat that provides plenty of natural food and cover. The whooping crane family…

It’s a Boy!

On August 27th, 2015, a male white rhino was born to one of our females here at White Oak. The calf is the second one to be born in less than a month! His ‘older’ half sister was born on August 12th and you can see photos of her on our previous blog.  We are…

It’s a Girl!

Please say hello to the newest addition to our white rhino herd! Born on August 12th to Lynne, she is a bouncing bundle of… rhino. Her mother, Lynne, came to us from the Houston Zoo two years ago. She and another female who came with her, Annie, were introduced to our white rhino herd, including…

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