As Valentine’s Day nears closer, love is in the air at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Greater One-horned Rhino pair Dora and Amala have recently had their first introduction or first date! Keepers were very impressed with the behaviours they saw from both animals considering it was the first time they had shared the same space together.
Over the coming months the pair will continue to be introduced when the female is in season and given the opportunity to get to know each other better with the aim to have the pair breed. Greater One-horned Rhinos have not been bred in Australia and whilst Taronga Western Plains Zoo is the only Zoo to hold the species in Australia it is working hard to play its role in the international breeding program for this endangered species.