Detroit Zoo home to 2 endangered white rhinos - FOX 32 News Chicago

Detroit Zoo home to 2 endangered white rhinos

Posted: Updated:
Jasiri and Tamba, two male white rhinoceroses, arrived in 2005. Jasiri and Tamba, two male white rhinoceroses, arrived in 2005.
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WJBK) -

The Detroit Zoo is home to two of the largest land mammals on Earth.

Jasiri and Tamba, two male white rhinoceroses, arrived in 2005 as the first of their species to live at the Detroit Zoo.

Jasiri ("courageous" in Swahili) often shows his playful side by ganging up on his toys while running around the habitat. Tamba ("strut proudly" in Swahili) is the more dominant of the two and struts around with confidence and intelligence.

The rhinos can be seen outdoors and indoors in their habitat near the Japanese macaques.

Information from: http://detroitzoo.org

  • MorningsMorningsMore>>

  • Police: Body found in Detroit manhole

    Police: Body found in Detroit manhole

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:42 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:42:23 GMT
    Police say a body has been found in a manhole on Detroit's west side.
    Police say a body has been found in a manhole on Detroit's west side.
  • Board to consider minimum wage, wolf ballot issues

    Board to consider minimum wage, wolf ballot issues

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:16 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:16:35 GMT
    Michigan's elections board will consider whether supporters of a minimum wage increase and wolf hunting collected enough voter signatures for proposals to advance to legislators and possibly a statewide vote.
    Michigan's elections board will consider whether supporters of a minimum wage increase and wolf hunting collected enough voter signatures for proposals to advance to legislators and possibly a statewide vote.
  • 36th Annual Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's

    36th Annual Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:28 AM EDT2014-07-24 10:28:40 GMT
    The 2014 Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's drives into Plymouth on Friday, July 25 through Sunday July, 27, 2014.
    The 2014 Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's drives into Plymouth on Friday, July 25 through Sunday July, 27, 2014.
Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices