TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – The Toledo Zoo is showing off its newest addition. Meet Aashish, the three and a half year old male Indian rhinoceros. The rhino arrived at its new home in Toledo Thursday.
The new addition comes to Toledo from his birth place at The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio. The move is part of a Species Survival Plan recommended move. He is currently being quarantined on exhibit in Tembo Trail while he is viewable to the public.
“We are thrilled to have rhinoceros back at the Zoo. The addition of Aashish is quite exciting, as he is much younger and more active than our previous rhinos. We are looking forward to him utilizing the moat and guests having a much more intimate experience with this massive creature. Additionally, a different species of rhino makes for a new and educational experience for both our staff and guests,” said Michael Frushour, the Zoo’s curator of mammals.