Imara is a 22-year-old Eastern Black Rhinoceros, a critically endangered species. Black Rhinos are found in Africa, but due to their coveted horns and habitat loss, their numbers are very low in the wild. Black rhino horns are made of the same stuff that makes up human’s hair and finger nails! Rhinos love to roll in mud to cool off and protect their skin from bugs. They have weak eyesight, but great hearing. Their ears can move in different directions to hear what is going on all around them. Imara means ‘strong’ in Swahili and she is definitely that! She has had three calves: Kapuki, Kiano, and Komati. Imara enjoys mud baths and positive reinforcement training. She can turn to the side, lay down, and roll to her side. All of these skills help our staff do routine checkups to make sure Imara is healthy. Her favorite things at the zoo are watermelons, cantaloupe and scratches!
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