Mama and baby were inside when we got there, but they wandered outdoors within a minute of our group's arrival.
Have no fear, though, because that baby wanted us to see her! Well, she wasn't quite sure about that...
She would stick her head through the flaps, and then retreat.
... or out?
Finally she made up her mind. It's so interesting - here's this rhino who's only a few months old, and she's already got quite the personality. I thought it was a pretty brave move on her part to come on in without checking with mama first.
"C'mon mom, we have to go back inside! These people want to pet us!"
The animal management specialist told us we could touch them if the animals presented themselves to us. No problem. There were a total of 7 rhinos in the building, and most of them were up for contact with us.
Baby at eye-level, communing with a human.
She really enjoyed having her horn rubbed!
I mean, really, REALLY loved it!
This is one of the other rhinos in the building. Will you look at the size of that beast?
And check out those horns! That's one deadly weapon there.
I found myself fascinated by their body parts. Like rhino toes...
... and rhino ears.
But the best are rhino eyes...