Rudy, the Rhino, moves to Denver Zoo

Posted at 10:55 AM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 13:05:15-05

The Denver Zoo has a new rhinoceros.

Rudy, a black rhinoceros, moved to Denver from the Oklahoma City Zoo on Tuesday.

The Denver Zoo lost its long-time rhinoceros Mshindi last September.

Rudy is 22 years old, which makes him a senior citizen. The Denver Zoo says the median life expectancy for black rhinoceroses living in North American zoos is 17.8 years.

"[The] Denver Zoo is happy to provide Rudy a home as he enters his golden years," zoo officials said.

Zookeepers say Rudy is laid-back and, like Mshindi, enjoys painting for enrichment.

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