Eugene the Black Rhino

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  1. Saeleofu

    Saeleofu Active Member

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    Obviously not a dog, but Eugene died this morning. I don't think the cause of death as officially been released yet, so suffice it to say it was age-related. He was 32 years old. I was fortunate enough to visit him (though not up close and personal) a week and a half ago, and I am SO thankful I did. I got a few last photos of him to remember him by. He wasn't MINE, but he was my favorite rhino, and such an awesome guy. He was always so happy to get a bath or to get back scratches, and he LOOOOOOVED bananas. He lost the tip of his tail a few years ago, so he was always easy to pick out from the other rhinos. He once charges at me when Bibi was in heat and gave me a nice little scare and a greater respect for what these animals are capable of, but he really was a big sweet boy that loved to be loved on.

    RIP big guy, you will be sorely missed :(

    Here's the official announcement from the zoo:
    And a few pictures from my last visit with Eugene:

    He had my slightly worried at first because he was sleeping VERY soundly like this, but he was just being his goofy self.
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    Wake up sleepy head!
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    My favorite part of Eugene <3
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Sorry to hear this.
     

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