Friday, July 5, 2013

Juba The Rhino Turns 1 Year Old: Happy Birthday, Juba!

Posted By on Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 1:48 PM

  • Via Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • Juba!
Everyone's favorite hometown baby rhino turned 1 year old on Monday. The celebration took place today at the zoo, complete with "special watermelon and carrot 'cake.'"

Happy birthday, Juba!

At the time of his birth last year, zoo officials wrote: "...his birth is truly a rare event as he is the first eastern black rhinoceros calf born in North America since January 2011." Black rhinos, by the way, are critically endangered. There are fewer than 100 in North American zoos.

Juba, which means "brave" in Swahili, was the winning entry out of 9,000 possible names entered into a contest at the zoo last year.

Tags: , , , ,


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2018 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation