In honour of World Rhino day, say hello to this handsome devil, my knight in muddy armor, Sabari!! Take note ladies, this gentleman enjoys candlelit willow branch dinners and long walks down to the mud wallow to prevent.. Sunburns..? Although Sabari's tough armor is almost an inch thick, it is highly vascularized (has lots of blood vessels) meaning he can easily get sunburns 🙁 To prevent these/bug bites, keep his skin supple, and stay cool he'll take luxurious baths in his bachelor's wallow.
Sabari is part of the vulnerable Greater One-horned Rhino species. While it is heartbreaking to know that few of these beautiful beasts are left in the wild, I celebrate zoos across the world that are working tirelessly to sustain their genetics through the Species Survival Plan (SSP), aka: "animal eHarmony" 😉
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