We had a great visit to the Evansville Zoo on Thursday. They had animals we’d never seen at any other zoo, including this Barasingha. It looked pretty elk-ish to me, but the sign said that it is one of the few zoos in the country with a breeding program for this particular animal, because the males are so aggressive. Luckily this one was pretty docile while we were there.
And most of the animals were very active. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a rhino in the water before – I’m not sure I’ve ever even seen one not lying down! The keeper told us they’d had to remove the horn due to health issues, but it is in the process of growing back. Very cool.