New Rhino Encounter Opens at Gulf Breeze Zoo

New Rhino Encounter Opens at Gulf Breeze Zoo

Gulf Breeze, Fla. (May 4, 2023) –

The Gulf Breeze Zoo is celebrating Cinco de Rhino with a new Indian Rhino Encounter. Now guests can meet Soman, a rare male greater one-horned rhino, also known as an Indian Rhino.

The approximately 20-minute session allows a limited number of participants to spend time with one of his keepers alongside his habitat. There you will learn about how the zoo cares for our rhinos, get a closer look at the beautiful “armor-plated” appearance that the greater one-horned rhino is known for and enjoy a unique photo opportunity.

Greater one-horned rhinos are listed as vulnerable with the threat of extinction. The species has recovered from fewer than 200 in the past century to approximately 4,000 in the wild today.

Encounter Details

When:   Daily, beginning Friday, May 5Time:     3 p.m., weather permittingCost:      $40 per person

Space is limited to 10 participants. Participants must be at least eight years old, and an adult must accompany children between ages 8 and 12. Reservations can be made online.