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Nashville Zoo to re-open Wild Works Animal Show, September 4th

 

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Nashville ZooNashville, TN – On Friday, September 4th, 2020, the Nashville Zoo is re-opening their award winning Wild Works Animal Show. The Backstage Pass program started today. In addition, the Zoo will continue offering half-price admission tickets starting daily at 1:00pm and free carousel rides every Wednesday through September.

“We are thrilled to, once again, offer animal shows to our guests,” said Jac Menish, Curator of Behavioral Husbandry for the Zoo. “We’ve made some modifications to our amphitheater to address proper social distancing for the Wild Works Animal Show and we’re looking forward to introducing our ambassador animals to our guests both on stage and behind the scenes.”

Nashville Zoo keeper with Silvery-Cheeked Hornbill. (Kelsey Spies and Jane)

Nashville Zoo keeper with Silvery-Cheeked Hornbill. (Kelsey Spies and Jane)

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Nashville Zoo announces Male Rhino on Exhibit now

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – The Nashville Zoo is pleased to announce the male Southern white rhinoceros is now on exhibit.

“We’re excited to have a male here and hope to have baby rhinos on the ground within a couple years,” said Nashville Zoo Hoofstock Keeper, Jason Faessler.

Named The Cheetah by generous donors, the male rhino is 5 years old and weighs approximately 4,000 pounds. He has joined the current crash of four female Southern white rhinos – Nandi, Kacie, Norma and Modwani. He arrived in Nashville back in December 2018 and has been behind the scenes adjusting to his new home and new roommates.

Southern White Rhinoceros at Nashville Zoo.

Southern White Rhinoceros at Nashville Zoo.

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Nashville Zoo’s Southern White Rhino Exhibit Dedication Ceremony is August 2nd

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – The Nashville Zoo will officially celebrate the opening of its newest exhibit, Southern White Rhino, with an exhibit dedication ceremony on August 2nd, 2017.

The event will include remarks from Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Nashville Zoo Board Chair Julie W. Walker, Grow Wild Campaign Chair Jennifer Frist and Nashville Zoo President Rick Schwartz.

The addition of Southern white rhinos marks the first rhinoceros species to be housed at Nashville Zoo. The four captive-born white rhinos came from a reserve in South Africa and are now roaming in the former elephant exhibit, African Savannah.

Southern White Rhinos at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

Southern White Rhinos at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

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Southern White Rhinos Now Roaming at Nashville Zoo

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo is proud to announce the introduction of Southern white rhinoceros to our animal family. Four young females are now roaming in the Zoo’s former elephant exhibit.

“This is the first time we are able to bring rhinos to Nashville,” said Zoo President Rick Schwartz. “We had to make several modifications to the former elephant habitat and barn in order to properly care for rhinos. The end result is exceptional and we can’t wait to show it to our guests.”

The four captive born white rhinos came from a reserve in South Africa and are slowly adjusting to the new sights, sounds, and smells that come with their new home here in Nashville.

Southern White Rhinos at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

Southern White Rhinos at the Nashville Zoo. (Amiee Stubbs)

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Nashville Zoo to host Conservation Lecture Thursday, June 5th

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo is pleased to present Keepers of the Wild, an evening lecture with wildlife photographer Christian Sperka on Thursday, June 5th at 6:00pm. The presentation featuring Sperka’s images will take place in the Zoo’s Croft Center and is free to the public.

Sperka has spent the past two years working as a field guide and wildlife photograph er at the Thanda Private Game Reserve in Northern Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. His lecture will focus on the conservation efforts and challenges of a private game reserve in South Africa and the rising threat to Africa’s rhino population. «Read the rest of this article»

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