Opening of the New Eastern Black Rhino Habitat on 3/25!
The Birmingham Zoo is proud to announce the addition of two new Eastern black rhinoceros to your Zoo family. This announcement also includes the official public opening of your Zoo’s newly renovated Daniel Foundation Alabama Rhino Habitat on March 25, 2023. The Zoo joins fellow Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)-accredited zoos and aquariums around the world in participation with the Black Rhino Species Survival Plan® (SSP) that led them here to Alabama.
5-year-old male Eastern black rhino Moyo was born on May 17, 2017, and joins your Zoo family from the St. Louis Zoo in Missouri. “Moyo means ‘heart’ in Swahili, and he has certainly stolen ours,” explains Annie Kaspar, Zoo Manager of Trails of Africa. “He really enjoys his training sessions and interacting with his keepers. He also loves wallowing in the mud in his habitat and eating all kinds of vegetation, especially browsing on larger branches full of leaves.”
Female Kesi, 6 years old, was born on March 15, 2017, and joins us from the Pittsburgh Zoo. Kaspar says that “Kesi loves splashing in the water, eating willow branches, and spending time being brushed by her keepers.”