Nikki’s due date is rapidly approaching, so the Zoo’s Volunteer Observers (ZVOs) and the rhino team have started to monitor her 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Over 58 volunteers have given their time to help the rhino team keep an eye on Nikki. The ZVO watch started on October 1 and will be conducted from 3pm – 7am every day. ZVOs are stationed in our CREW facility where Nikki is monitored using a state-of-the-art camera system. The ZVO watch is set to continue for 1 week following the birth of Nikki’s calf to record those important “Rhino Firsts”.
The Cincinnati Zoo Rhino team is very thankful to the ZVOs for all of their hard work and dedication!