Baby Rhino Born to Former Houstonian

Baby Rhino - K. Meeks, White OakWe’re excited to share the adorable photos of the newborn female white rhinoceros born in Florida on Aug. 12. Many of our friends might recognize her mama, Lynne, who lived here at the Houston Zoo from 2010-2013 before her move to Florida. The new calf was born at White Oak in Yulee, Florida at 12:15 p.m. after a very short and easy labor. The Houston Zoo has had a long relationship with White Oak and is proud to share in this joyful news.

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Here at the Houston Zoo, guests and Members can visit with the three young male white rhinos in The African Forest – half-brothers Mumbles, George, and Indy. They share the same father but have different mothers.

Baby Rhino - K. Meeks, White Oak

White Oak is one of the world’s premiere wildlife breeding, education, and training facilities.  Located along the St. Marys River in northeast Florida, the wildlife conservation facility spans 10,000 acres of pine and hardwood forest and wetlands. Founded in 1982, White Oak is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums certified facility and works closely with zoo and conservation partners to advance its conservation mission.

White Oak has dedicated significant natural areas, facilities and staff to care for rhinos. The facility has produced over 35 rhino calves and is recognized as a leader in rhino conservation breeding. For more information on White Oak please visit www.whiteoakwildlife.org



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