Special Rhino Announcement! New Rhinos at the Zoo

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Our three new rhinos! Photo from White Oak.

Since October, our hoofed stock team at the Houston Zoo have been working on crate training our very popular three white rhinos Sibindi, Lynne, and Annie Kamariah. Why would we train them to walk into a crate though? Well, we wanted to make sure that they were well prepared and comfortable for their upcoming road trip to Florida. All species of rhinos are rapidly becoming critically endangered. It is very important that these three rhinos, originally from South Africa, have the most opportunities to increase the world’s population of rhinos. In the sunshine state, there is a facility named White Oak. White Oak is very well known for their breeding success of several endangered animals, including white rhinos.  We are very pleased to announce that Sibindi, Lynne and Annie Kamariah are now three representatives of the Houston Zoo and are a part of the breeding program at White Oak.

Our rhino barn at the Houston Zoo was fairly quiet during those days when our team was transporting our rhinos. However, that did not last long since our team brought back three little treasures from White Oak. These little treasures are three young male white rhinos. Their names are George, Mumbles, and Indy. They range from 2-3 years old and weigh 1600-2000 pounds. They are adjusting well to their new home and are already friends with their caretakers. You can expect to see them on exhibit when they complete the zoo’s standard quarantine period. Until then though, don’t forget to visit the rhino exhibit to say hello to our herd of Greater kudu antelope.



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Our corpse flower named "Reek" is showing signs of life! Our horticulture team is monitoring its progress daily for smells of death...

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Shelby ColeWhen is it supposed to bloom?

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Martha VillasenorWhere in the zoo is reek located ? Is it somewhere visible we could see it..

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Tammy ErwinWhere in the Zoo is Reek located??? We don't want to miss getting a wiff of it.

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Trish McIntoshDoes Reek have her own page? Lois at HMNS was hugely popular a few years ago.

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Rebecca Ann ColeSally Nergaard remember when you and Kevy went and saw this flower in bloom?

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Ashley MaldonadoAwesome!!! I got to see the corpse flower at hmns 5 years ago! Would love to see it again!

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Tasha BhagwandinNot Theon… Reek!

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Casey Jones"You are not Reek, you are Theon Greyjoy!"

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Tyler NunleyI know I'm not the only one who thought of Game Of Thrones when reading this? Lol

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Maura A CampuzanoToo cool

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Lee Anne BayYay, I'm so excited! Watching Lois bloom was a rollercoaster, can't wait to see this one!!

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Angelique RodriguezI've always wanted to see one of these up close!!! ( and of course smell it he he)

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Rachel PossoHa! Love the name.

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Lauren CoxDanny Rubalcava Houston has one now too.. maybe we should get one for the back yard..

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Kim Kooser KeefeAWESOME name!!!!

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Nicki StacySaw this last week, looking forward to updates!

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Maura A CampuzanoGaby Uribe, thought of you

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RickEy DentisPlease keep us updated on Facebook about it. I really want to go see this....thanks

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Neva KloeselRoni Hopkins Glasgow LOOK, Another one!! Be sure to share with your sister!! ;)

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Kayla RichardMelissa Shewbert take the daycare kids to smell this lol

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Meghan Catherine BernalLaura N Rich lets go to the zoo hahah

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Asiram Zellet YanezRose Chavez we should go see it!

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Betty TankYay!

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Claire ShirleyYay! Britton Lang

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Nubia ReyesNancy Estrada Gomez remember seeing Lois?

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The Marine Mammal Center (California)Great vid! Thank you for coming out to help. We appreciate it!

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Katharine KearnsYay! I need a Sea Lion bag too! I have the Sea Turtle bag.

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Liz CleaveGood job. I love that these animals will eventually go back into the wild. Thank you for all your hard work.

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Penny GwenWonderful!!!! I was there in the 80's and it looks great now and obviously grown so much....wish I'd volunteered when I had the chance!

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Carla Medellin JonesVery very nice Memorial Hermann! Thank you!

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