Rhino calf zoomies are a thing, too

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/08/31/rhino-calf-zoomies-are-a-thing.html

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I’m the Rhymenocerous, my lyrics are bottomless…

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Video link for the BBS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE7ov-XPiR0

And have the instagram embed too while I’m at it.

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Cool concrete bunker, almost big enough for the little one to get up to full speed. :-/

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+1 for remembering them.
-1 for misattributing the Hiphopopotamus’ line.

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I’m the mother flippin’ Rhymenocerous
My beats are fat
And the birds are on my back
And I’m horny, I’m horny
If you choose to proceed
You will indeed concede
'Cause I hit you with my flow
The wild rhino stampede

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I wondered about that too, but then remembered that we can’t tell anything from this little clip. Maybe this is just where they eat and they have a big open space through that door in the back. The vets may want the little one close by to monitor his health in these early stages. I’m sure The Auckland Zoo has the welfare of the animals first and foremost and know what they are doing.

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This is so sad. So much pent up energy because being, well, pent up in a freaking box.

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I sure hope so.

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I have read that rhinos are one of zookeepers’ favorite animals. Despite their irascible temperament in the wild, in captivity they tend to be sweet natured and even affectionate.

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It appears that it is a nursery area to give mother and calf peace.
The rest of the rhino enclosure is bigger. It is a shame that they need to be enclosed at all, but captive breeding programmes are probably the best way to preserve them.

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Thanks for the correction!

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Is the term zoomies an abbreviation for youthful exzoomberance?

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