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Correction: Zoo-Rhino Exhibit story

May 21, 2019

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story May 20 about a rhino exhibit at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, The Associated Press erroneously reported the cost of a planned expansion. It is $2.5 million, not $1.5 million.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Cleveland zoo to expand Eastern black rhino exhibit

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is expanding its Eastern black rhino exhibit to more than twice its current size to accommodate its herd of five rhinos

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is expanding its Eastern black rhino exhibit to more than twice its current size to accommodate its herd of five rhinos.

A zoo release says the $2.5 million expansion will be paid for by the Cleveland Zoological Society and Cleveland Metroparks. It also will include an expanded viewing deck for guests. Other renovations will add an indoor rhino barn, a wallowing pool and shading and misting areas to cool the rhinos.

Zoo Executive Director Chris Kuhar says expansion of the exhibit in the Zoo’s African Savanna area will allow staff to better care for the herd. He says the Eastern black rhino is one of the world’s most endangered species.

Construction will begin this fall and is expected to finish in the spring of 2020.

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