Endangered White Rhino Moves to Brownsville, Texas
An endangered White Rhino is the newest animal on display at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville.
The Brownsville Herald reports that a 5-year-old White Rhino named Bebop has joined a group of endangered rhinos at the South Texas zoo and is now on display after spending most of the year in quarantine.
Bebop has now been introduced to the other rhinos in hopes that he will breed with the zoo's females. Bebop comes to Texas from the Center for Conservation of Tropical Ungulates in Punta Gorda, Florida.
Zoo executive director Patrick Burchfield says zoo staff is excited to have breeding-age rhinos on site. Burchfield says Gladys Porter Zoo is part of a species survival program for the white rhino.
For now, the staff at the zoo has Bebop living next door to a couple of female white rhinos, Abby and Julie.