Our first video footage of Zuri was released as a vodcast, but the Zoo's baby black rhino has already changed quite a bit since then. Because they grow up so fast (baby rhinos gain about 30 pounds every week), we will be posting weight updates (to the right) and regular short video updates to keep our readers informed of Zuri's progress.
Zuri has reached the 1000-pound mark and is formally introduced to big sister Kibibi. It's another romp in the rhino yard with Zuri as the two engage in play behavior under the watchful eye of mother Inge.
Zuri has grown quite a bit since our last update - she now weighs in around 500 lbs. Rhino keepers Kevin and Alisa update us on her progress, and we get one more glimpse of rhino speed as winter approaches. (Clip duration 2:24)
Baby black rhino Zuri weighs in at just under 300 pounds, and rhino keeper Alisa Sandor demonstrates to us how target training is used to get Zuri on the scale while describing how it is used to manage rhinos. (Clip duration 2:43)
Zuri gets weighed again, then ventures into the rhino yard for the very first time. Rhino keeper Kevin Scotti tells us how Cleveland Metroparks Zoo baby-proofed the outdoor rhino exhibit so that Zoo visitors can see the black rhino baby. (Clip duration 2:49)
Zuri, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's rhino calf, is growing fast. In this update, rhino keeper Alisa Sandor informs us of her progress, gives her a bath and demonstrates exactly how you weigh a baby rhino. (Clip duration 2:26)
The baby black rhino at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has just been named Zuri, which means "Beautiful." Mother Inge lets Zuri run around and explore the rhino barn in her second week of life. (Clip duration 1:15)