The Buffalo Zoo is pleased to welcome new animals to their collection. Among the new arrivals are a rhinoceros, a giraffe, and seven leaf frogs.
A male giraffe named Moke (mo-key) arrived in Buffalo in September from the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, MO. The year-old Rothschild giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschild) was brought to Buffalo to breed with the Zoo’s two female reticulated giraffes.
George, a male Asian one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) is another new Buffalo resident. Owned by the National Zoo in Washington D.C, he came to Buffalo via the Bronx Zoo as part of a cooperative breeding program. The three-thousand-pound rhino will not reach sexual maturity for at least another two years, when he will be introduced to the Zoo’s female rhino, Tashi. He is expected to reach between five and six-thousand pounds. The Zoo recently completed updates to the existing rhino barn and yard to accommodate the rhino bull.