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New white rhino at Maryland Zoo meets other rhino for first time

Posted at 8:12 AM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 08:12:19-04

The start to a potential friendship - two rhinos met each other for the first time at the Maryland Zoo. 

After months of planning, Jaharo, a new southern white rhino, is finally meeting Stubby, the older white rhino at the zoo.

The zoo says a "howdy" is a way for the animals to meet without sharing space, limiting any risk of danger to either animal.

White rhinos often live in groups, but meetings between two males can sometimes be unpredictable. The two will slowly see each other more and more, with the goal of them living in the same space.

If you were hoping to meet the new rhino, you'll have to wait a little longer. For now, both Stubby and Jaharo will remain off exhibit.