The way rhinos are designed suits them well for life in the wilds of Africa. Their tank-like body and tough skin help them pass through dense thickets and thorny bushes to get to needed water. Their keen sense of smell is their primary way to detect danger and makes up for their poor eyesight.
Do you wear sunscreen? Rhinos do. It’s true! Rhinos slather themselves with mud to protect their skin from the sun and from biting insects.
They have few natural enemies, the biggest threat they face is poaching. They are poached for their horns, as it is used for medicinal purposes in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Singapore. It actually has no medicinal value. Rhino horn is composed of keratin, the same substance that makes up our fingernails and hair.
Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.Taylor F.
We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.Robin A.
Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.Stephanie N.
The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.Bill T.