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Cleveland Zoo's black rhino moves to Chicago

By Ohio.com Published: May 21, 2012

Jimma, the 22-year-old the male black rhinoceros, safely arrived at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago last week. The move from the Cleveland Zoo was recommented by the Black Rhino Special Survival Plan, which manages breeding for endangered and threatened species. They also monitor lowland gorillas, polar bears and African elephants.

The black rhino is classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as criticially endangered. The group estimates there are less 1,000 black rhinos in the world.

Jimma came to Cleveland in 2005 from Potter Park Zoo in Michigan. There are currently three female black rhinos still at the Cleveland Zoo -- Inge, Kibibi and Johari, one of Jimma' offspring.

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