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WATCH LIVE: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo unveils new Daniel Maltz Rhino Reserve

Rhino Enrichment
Posted at 10:49 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 11:00:14-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the Cleveland Zoo Society will reveal the new home for its critically endangered Eastern black rhinoceros herd.

The ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 11 a.m. Watch it live in the media player below:

News 5 livestream event

The Daniel Maltz Rhino Reserve more than doubles the size of the previous rhino habitat, offering enhanced features for the rhinos and an expanded guest viewing deck.

Construction for the $2.5 million habitat started in September. The expansion includes a second indoor rhino barn and introduces several complexities for the rhinos, including overhead shade and misting areas, a mud wallow and rubbing posts. A viewing deck will be installed for guests.

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