Mugofu was born at Imire, a breeding park for black rhinos in Zimbabwe. When he was about 6 months old, he was brought to Tashinga Camp to be raised by humans. He was placed with Chewore (Mbizhi's older sister) for about a year, until Chewore's release in September, 1997. After his companion's release, Mugofu spent some time solo (with his rhino minders), and was later joined by Mbizhi, and then Kiplings and Cleopatra.
Mugofu is usually quite docile (for a rhino), but it is still important to keep an eye on him at all times and be ready to move out of his way quickly should he decide to charge!
Mugofu is healthy and doing well. He is now approximately 3 and a half years old.
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