Our family loves going to Mesker Zoo and visiting all the animals.  We were really excited to find out they added a new addition to the family before Christmas.  A rhino named Rupert-->Rupert made his arrival to the zoo in late 2017 coming from the Oklahoma City Zoo.  He is a 3 year-old Indian Rhinoceros.  Rupert is quite large weighing in at just over two tons making him just over 4,000 pounds.  Most adult male rhinos grow to be between 4,000-6,000 lbs.  Rupert joins Mechi a female rhino.  She came to the zoo after being found in the wild of Nepal.

Mesker Zoo

According to zoo officials he is a stepping stone to a possibly of future breeding of baby rhinos.  How exciting!