Paradise Wildlife Park feed Dengie Alfa-A Original
Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire have been feeding Dengie Alfa-A Original to their various zoo animals for over 15 years. The animals fed on Alfa-A Original include Lowland Tapir, Plain Zebra, Bactrian Camels and Red Deer.
“At Paradise Wildlife Park we have used Dengie’s Alfa-A Original for many years now across various species” explains James Cork, Head Keeper. “We mix the Alfa-A Original alongside their concentrate feeds and have found this to be a great product for increasing the animals’ roughage. It’s clear to see that all the animals enjoy their Alfa-A, particularly our Bactrian Camels who love grabbing mouthfuls out of their feed buckets before we have even placed the food in their troughs!”
The animals at Paradise Wildlife Park are fed hay and straw alongside their Alfa-A Original as well as a specialist browser pellet to provide them with the vitamins and minerals they need. The tapir have various fruits and vegetables in with their 400g Alfa-A Original, their favourite being peppers and pumpkin, which is split over their three feeds per day. The camels also enjoy carrots as treats and are fed 1.6kg of Alfa-A Original split over two meals.
The animals at Paradise Wildlife Park also have various forms of enrichment including treat balls, branches and forage at varying levels including hay racks and feed troughs.
For further information on zoo animal nutrition and providing the right diet in zoos click here. We also recently organised a webinar on saving and caring for exotic species with guest speakers Tullis Matson, founder of Nature’s Safe and Andy Beer zoo animal nutritionist of Zoocraft Limited. The recording of the webinar can be found on the our YouTube channel.