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Toledo Zoo Rhino with Crooked Horn, 2009?

Discussion in 'United States' started by cloudedleopard, 29 Nov 2014.

  1. cloudedleopard

    cloudedleopard Well-Known Member

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    I visited Toledo Zoo in 2009 and found it kind of weird then- a big crocodile pond with signs about "DON'T GIVE COINS TO THE CROCODILES", an aquarium with big, creepy fish in dark tank, and a white rhino with a crooked horn. Do you remember this rhino at all?
     
  2. Malayan Tiger

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    I do! I visited in 2010. I asked a keeper about this rhinos strange looks and found out this: It is a female rhino ( I forgot her name ) who rubs her horn on a tree ( apparently all rhinos do ) in a different way than most and this causes it to grow foreword instead of back . As far as I know she is still there.
     
  3. SamMetz

    SamMetz Well-Known Member

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    Thats Lulu. Her and the other Rhino, Sam, are still there today. :) There use to be video on the zoos youtube channel about her and why her horn looks the way it does but I can't find it now. Heres an old article about her though,

    Taking good care of Lulu at the Toledo Zoo - Toledo Blade
     
  4. cloudedleopard

    cloudedleopard Well-Known Member

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    In 2009, was there an outdoor crocodile pond with signs reading "Do Not Throw Coins to Crocodiles" and a lot of crocodiles? I vaguely remember a tuatara in a big netted exhibit, too.
     
  5. Loricua22

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    RIP Lulu:(. She died today at the age of 47.