Rhino Makes Debut at San Diego Zoo

A two-month-old Rhino made her debut at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Tuesday.

By Monica Garske
|  Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012  |  Updated 7:23 PM PDT
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This two-month-old Rhino named Charlees made her public debut at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park Tuesday under bright blue skies.

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A two-month-old rhino named Charlees – which is Hindi for Charlie – made a very happy public debut at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Tuesday.

After a rainy weekend, Charlees was able to enjoy bright and blue skies during her energetic public appearance. She spent the morning running around the 40-acre Asian Savanna habitat at the Park, eagerly exploring her new surroundings.

Charlees also got to meet the rest of the park’s greater one-horned rhino herd, which is well-established with seven members.

Charlees is the 61st greater one-horned rhino born at Safari Park since 1975. The Park is the foremost breeding facility in the world for the species.

According to San Diego Zoo Global, the greater one-horned rhinoceros now numbers approximately 2,800 and is listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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