Mili and Mom Give Horns Up to New Digs at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Posted at 10:48 pm April 23, 2013 by PR

APR. 23, 2013
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Mili and Mom Give Horns Up to New Digs at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

     Shomili, a four-and-a-half-month-old greater one-horned rhino whose name means beautiful or elegant in Bengali, stuck close to her mother, Sundari, as she was released into the 40-acre Asian Savanna habitat today.  Mili, as keepers call her, has been described as highly adventurous and social, and was excited to meet the rest of the Park’s eight-member herd. Mili is the 65th greater one-horned rhino born at the Safari Park since 1975, making the Park the foremost breeding facility in the world for this species. Once widespread in Southeast Asia, the greater one-horned rhinoceros now numbers approximately 3,400 and is listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Photo taken on April 23, 2013, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

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