Your first glimpse of the Rhino Savanna at the Living Desert
The highly anticipated Rhino Savanna only opens its doors to members on Tuesday and Wednesday, where people can finally see Jaali and Nia and several other species that now inhabit the savannah.
The official opening to the public will take place on Friday, November 12.
The pre-opening for the next two days is reserved for members who make a reservation through the The Living Desert website or you can call the zoo at 760-346-5694.
The first series of reservations will allow members to pass through the entrance to the Savannah as early as 9 am.
The first thing those who come to the savannah will see is the naked mole rate exhibit which the zoo says is the largest in North America.
Some of the other animals of the rhino savannah include the cob, springbok, two species of pelicans, a variety of other birds, as well as fascinating underground animals like the naked mole rat, and more.
In total, the Rhino Savanna will be home to 12 different species including rhinos.
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Meet Jaali: Jaali was born on December 24, 2019 to his mother, Doppsee, and father, Phineus, and his birth marked the first rhino birth at Potter Park Zoo in its 100-year history. Jaali means “mighty” in Swahili, and according to his animal care team at Potter Park Zoo, he is very curious and loves attention. Jaali is from Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, Michigan.
Meet Nia: Nia, which means “goal” in Swahili, was born on August 20, 2018 to her mother, Inge, and father, Forrest. Her animal care team shared that Nia is very intelligent and eager to learn and participate in her breeding training. Nia will arrive from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in Cleveland, Ohio.