Like most pregnant women in late summer, Nikki can be found lounging in her private pool daily as her pregnancy comes to an end. At 4,100 pounds, you can easily imagine the weight water’s buoyancy takes off Nikki’s aching bones.
Indian rhinos are the most aquatic of the five rhino species, so Nikki would normally enjoy dips in her 40-inch-deep pool. The water is more appealing than usual when she’s carrying a 100+ pound rhino calf! And, with temperatures outside reaching record highs in Cincinnati, and the pool set to a cool 55-60 degrees, Nikki finds herself spending more and more time in the soft waters of her hideaway.
Beginning October 1, Nikki will no longer have access to her pool, due to her approaching due date, but for now you can stop by the Zoo and see Nikki daily, lounging by the pool and counting down the days to her due date.
What was your favorite way to stay comfortable during pregnancy?