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  How are Kivu and Tana doing now?
Updated 20 May 2004, 13.22
Rhino
The rhinos, Tana and Kivu, are in a bigger enclosure now.

They're living with a male rhino called Sam.

Sam is getting on really well with Kivu and it's hoped they might soon mate and produce rhino calves.

Eating African food

They are eating natural vegetation - they no longer get to eat the bananas, apples or carrots they were fed in captivity but as a treat they're occasionally allowed potatoes.

Tana and Kivu are getting used to not having contact with people, which is really important if they are going to survive in the wild.

The keepers who have been looking after them now only visit them once a day and no longer hand feed them.

They hope that in a few months the three rhinos will be transferred to a much larger enclosure that will be about 20 acres - that's about the size of four footie pitches.

There they'll be living with antelope to help introduce them to other animals.

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