I had the extreme honor to get up-close with this beautiful animal last week. This weekend, Chandra died at the Oklahoma City Zoo at the age of thirty-three. Apparently, the average lifespan of a male Indian rhino like Chandra is about thirty.
Rest in power, Chandra. Thank you for letting me feed you romaine lettuce. And for not peeing on me. And for putting smiles on the faces of so many Oklahomans over the years. You’ll be missed.