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To take a stand against illegal wildlife trade, The Woodland Park Zoo is bringing the highly poached animal to Seattle in the Spring of 2018. This is the first time in the zoo's 118 year history to have these illustrious creatures.{ } (Image: Grahm S. Jones, Columbia Zoo and Aquarium).

After 118 years, Woodland Park Zoo is finally getting rhinos

You've seen a lot of amazing wildlife at the Woodland Park Zoo.

But you've never seen a rhino.

Think about it! Elephants, tigers, snakes - they're all there. But in 118 years, the zoo has never had rhinoceroses.

Until now!

To take a stand against illegal wildlife trade, WPZ is bringing the highly poached animal to our city in the spring 2018. The incredible animals will be showcased in their new Assam Rhino Reserve, which aims to bring attention to the cruelty of poaching and illegal trade.

Two years ago, Washington state voters passed the nation's first citizen initiative to stop wildlife trafficking. This makes Washington the first state in the U.S. to help save endangered species from extinction - including rhinos!

Go us - if we do say so ourselves.

There are five species of surviving rhinos today: black, white, greater one-horned, Sumatran, and Javan. We're slated to get some greater one-horned friends in our neck of the woods.

For more information visit the Woodland Park Zoo's website.

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