Central Florida Zoo Celebrates World Rhino Day on September 22

Scientists have discovered fossils which suggest our conception of unicorns stems from an extinct rhinoceros species, Elasmotherium. Next Saturday, September 22 the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens will be celebrating the modern-relatives of this species for World Rhino Day.

"Species awareness days are a great opportunity to have fun while educating guests about our animals and how they can personally get involved in conservation initiatives," said Elena Lamar, director of Animal Operations at the Zoo. "PJ, our greater one-horned Indian rhino is a favorite among staff, guests and volunteers but these animals are dwindling in their natural habitat. It's very important we raise awareness and encourage others to join efforts to save this iconic species."

There will be themed games, activities and conservation information in front of PJ's habitat. This event, led by the Zoo's education department, will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All activities are included with general Zoo admission, which can be purchased in advance online at www.centralfloridazoo.org.

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