Rhino Celebrates Birthday By Playing The Piano

Rhino Celebrates Birthday By Playing The Piano

I love good animal videos. There is something intriguing about getting an up close view of creatures so different from us. It makes it even better when the animal shows off a special skill. The Denver Zoo recently released a video of a rhino celebrating his birthday by playing the piano.

Kelli Bender says, “Bandhu, a male greater one-horned rhino, turned 12 on May 18.” This is not just any rhino, but an Asian Rhino. They are an amazing exotic species of mammals. Amelia Meyer says, “In general, they live to be about 35 to 50 years of age.” In other words, Bandhu has a long life ahead of him and his skills in music could continue to flourish. I love how his caretaker got artistic and brought the fun to her strong rhino friend.

In this video, a portable piano is brought to Bandhu the rhino. He adorably sticks his mouth out of the fence and begins to play the keys with his lips. There is no recognizable tune being played, but you can tell that the rhinoceros is having a good time exploring the sounds and creating his own melodies. By the end of the video, Bandhu is rewarded with a delicious treat for his big day.

From the beginning of time God gave mankind the job to look after and keep the animals. We have a responsibility to be good stewards of whatever is in front of us. The Denver Zoo models this through a sweet relationship between the rhino and his zookeeper. As we enjoy looking at this majestic creature in the clip, may we reflect on the creativity of our God to make Bandhu and share in the joy as we see the great care from the zookeeper.

“Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds;” Proverbs 27:23

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