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Henry, a black rhinoceros, was born to Sababu and Herbie at the San Antonio Zoo and was under our watch due to the poor condition of his exhibit.

History

Henry was born at the San Antonio Zoo on August 15, 2004, to Sababu and Herbie. One World Conservation began observations of him in 2008, placing him on our critical watch list due to his young age and mothers illness. In March 2011, Henry was transferred to the Atlanta Zoo after the deaths of both of his parents.

Henry's legal name is Utenzi.

Issues While In San Antonio

One World Conservation filed numerous complaints to the USDA, while Henry was in residence at the San Antonio Zoo, involving the following issues:

Antiquated Exhibit

Lack of Shade

Improper Diet

No Mud Wallow

Rust

Proximity to the Public

Life After San Antonio

Henry was doing extremely well in his new exhibit at the Atlanta Zoo and bonded with his new female companion, Andazi. 

On August 17, 2013, the pair had their first calf, a male named Jabari, which means “fearless” in Swahili, and Henry was placed in a separate exhibit. We continued to monitor Henrys situation in Atlanta, and had high hopes for his future. To date, he has shown no signs of his mother's illness. Thank you Atlanta Zoo!

One World Conservation intends to raise an endowment fund for Henry to provide his care for the rest of his life.

On July 21, 2015, Henry left Atlanta Zoo and was transferred to the Cincinnati Zoo where he was renamed Faru and introduced to a new potential mate, Seyia. We will be keeping a close eye on the situation as it progresses.