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Rhino Blog

How DO you move a RHINO?

We know that is the burning question!  Training is a huge part of an animal's life at Zoo Miami, our keepers have training sessions with our animals to make sure they are comfortable in all kinds of situations.... like when our horticulture team needs to blow the leaves off of the walkways or cut the grass on their habitat! A scared rhino is a dangerous rhino! So we work with the... Read More
Posted by Julia Klumb at 09 March 2022

BIG MOVE DAY! Temporary home for our Black Rhinos!

The construction at Greater One-Horned Rhino is coming to completion! The barn is almost done and the modifications to the interaction area are almost complete also!    Once construction is done at Greater One-Horned Rhino they will move to the Black Rhino barn to begin the renovation there. In the meantime, Eddie, our male Black Rhino, was getting prepared to move by pr... Read More
Posted by Julia Klumb at 09 March 2022

Snacks and Updates

Good morning Miami! Akuti and Sarita enjoy a morning snack while we update you on the progress of their barn! Shift gates to safely move animals from area to area are being installed and barriers are almost all in place. Barriers like this keep all of our staff and rhinos safe. We, like all AZA Zoos, use protected contact when working with our Greater one-horned rhinos, this means that there is... Read More
Posted by Julia Klumb at 05 February 2022

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