The Houston Zoo opened the new African Forest to the public in December.
It is 6.5 acres of fun!
The Greater Kudu is an African antelope and he shares his space with
three young white rhino.
This kudu is quite handsome with his stripes and curled horns.
Love the tongue and it was one of those surprises I discovered when I got home and looked at the photos.
The white rhinos are young... one male and two females.
They were born in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
They were carefully selected for temperament and overall health
and prepared for their 54 hour flight (KLM) to Houston
and their new home at the Houston Zoo.
They seem to love their new home -- especially the mud wallow.
The Masai giraffe herd has a new home and larger area to roam
complete with an area where visitors to the zoo can feed them - supervised of course.
Masai giraffe are the most numerous of the nine giraffe subspecies, but only 90 are exhibited in North American zoos.
I hope you enjoyed this brief visit to the Houston Zoo and the new African Forest.
Thank you to Misty for being our Camera Critters hostess
Mary for hosting Mosaic Monday.
Wishing you well.