Zoo Rhino Has Birthday

Female rhinoceros Yebonga turned 43 years old today. She's considered an elderly animal, and she is significantly older than Fireball, her exhibit mate that was born in born in 2003. Although Yebonga is too old to breed and isn't always on exhibit, Fireball has sired six offspring in his former home (The Wilds, in Ohio), and may be recommended for breeding with future females at Reid Park Zoo.

Each summer, zookeepers host a fundraiser called Bowling for Rhinos to raise funds for rhino conservation.