Let's Get Jiggly With It
The highlight of our visit to the San Diego Zoo was probably when the kids got to brush and pet a rhinoceros.
Now that's something you don't get to do every day. I think they'll remember it for a long time.
The rhino enjoyed it too. His skin looked dry and itchy, but it was surprisingly supple and sensitive to the touch.
We found out those lines on his body are simple folds of skin, not the hard armored plates that I had always imagined. I don't know why I've always thought that about rhinos. Probably because I never had the chance to touch one before.
So I gave his folds a good jiggle just to clarify my newfound knowledge.
Laying hands, and brushes, on a wild animal is quite the experience. One which I highly recommend.
Just be sure there's a foot-thick steel bar between you and the creature you are jiggling.