Some VIP exotic animals spent the night at Shepparton Regional Saleyards on Wednesday night.GEOFF ADAMS March 7, 2014 9:00am
Some VIP exotic animals spent the night at Shepparton Regional Saleyards last Wednesday night.
Three zebras and one donkey were in transit to the Tasmanian Zoodoo when driver Cameron Jackson decided they needed to overnight in Shepparton.
Having been well-treated there on a previous visit when he was hauling camels, and needing a quiet place to park with access to water, Mr Jackson pulled in for the night.
The visit attracted the attention of saleyards manager Ian McDermott, who was fascinated to see the two young mares and stallion.
‘‘From the reports I’ve had they can be unpredictable,’’ Mr Jackson said when asked about how they travelled.
‘‘They’re supposed to be flighty, but I’ve found them to be fairly calm.’’ He put this down to their being raised in captivity in Texas in the United States.
Mr Jackson was taking the zebras to the zoo at Richmond where they were to be publicly welcomed last Friday.
Although he didn’t know what price the new owners paid, Mr Jackson said they were spending a lot of money on the transport from the US to Tasmania.
The donkey, a jack, helped keep the trio calm, but Mr Jackson said he appeared to have amorous intentions towards the mares, ‘‘until the zebra stallion sorted him out’’.
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