It was moving day for the rhinos at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium today. Director Dennis Pate says their two Indian rhinos were located to their new home in the Asian Highland Exhibit. He says visitors will have no problems finding them.
Pate says, “They used to be way up on the hill where a lot of people just didn’t want to walk that far. Then they were over by the train station and you could only see them from the train. Now they will be front and center in a really spacious yard.”
The rhinos will also have first class accommodations in their new barn. It includes soft flooring, skylights, infrared heating and overhead showers to help keep their skin moist during the winter months.
The rhinos are the first animals to move into the Asian Highland Exhibit. It will open to the public May 25th.