Maryland Zoo, Chapter 5: Southern White Rhinoceros, Common Ostrich and Addra Gazelles.
The Zoo is home to two Southern White Rhinoceros, Ceratotherium simum simum. One was out this day. Such a magnificent creature.
The enclosure is a shared space with the zoo's Common Ostriches, Struthio camelus (it's pair of Plains Zebra, Equus burchellii, which were not on display)
Nearby is an enclosure shared by a group of Lesser Kudu, Tragelaphus imberbis australis (not on display) and a group of Addra Gazelle, Nanger dama ruficollis. This little gazelle is native to the war torn sahel regions of Africa and is critically endangered in the wild.
I was born on a bitterly cold end of January night in the year 1961. It was seven years to the day after the birth of Oprah Winfrey, and one year before the death of Robert Frost on that same day. Cool associations both.
I was the first child of older parents (my mother was 42). I love the color yellow. I am single, and fascinated with life.