Rhino’s Condition Improves at San Diego Zoo Safari Park; Calf Gets Companion

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A 6-week-old greater one-horned rhino named Chutti appears to be bonding well with an 8-month-old Ankole calf named Moo Moo Kitty introduced to provide companionship for the rhino calf at San Diego Zoo Safari Park. (Dustin Trayer / San Diego Zoo)

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There’s good news on the rhinoceros front at San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

While the death from cancer last month of Angalifu, the park’s 44-year-old male northern white rhino, leaving only five of his species in the world, was undoubtedly a downer for rhino fans, two events this week should buoy spirits.

Nola, a 40-year-old female northern white rhino, has been deemed well enough to return to the habitat she shares with Cape buffalo and other species.

On Dec. 27, keepers noticed Nola was not eating or moving around much, plus she had a very runny nose. She preferred to stay in her heated enclosure, out of view of visitors.

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