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Rhinopalooza

Your Great Plains Zoo believes an "all hands on deck" approach is needed to help save the critically endangered black rhino.

One of the flagship animals of the Great Plains Zoo, the black rhino is critically endangered, with only approximately 3,000 mature adults left in the wild.

This year, we renewed our commitment to the species with a new partnership with Conservation Biologist Dr. Jeff Muntifering in Namibia. 

To help us continue to raise awareness of this important species, we invite you to join us for Rhinopalooza on Saturday, May 6.

  • Rhino watermelon-eating contest! 
  • Rhino Training Demonstration  
  • Black rhino Zookeeper Chats 
  • Rhino Footwork Demonstration 
  • More to come!

We hope our three black rhinos (Jubba, Imara, and Komati) will inspire you to join us and take action to protect Black Rhinos in the wild!

  • 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.
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