This article is about the Birmingham Zoo rhinoceros. For the laptop computers used by Birmingham City Schools, see Birmingham Schools' XO laptops.
Laptop (born c. 1991) is a female southern white rhinoceros residing at the Birmingham Zoo. She arrived at the zoo, along with her daughter, Ajabu, on November 4, 2008 from Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas. Laptop was the first white rhino born at Fossil Rim.
The two will be included in the zoo's Trails of Africa exhibit, currently under construction. They are also part of the Species Survival Plan, a program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to help conserve rhinos and other animals. In 2009, Laptop and Ajabu were featured in the Zoo's "Rhino Encounter" exhibit, a preview of the Trails of Africa, where patrons could get up close and personal with the animals.
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- Thornton, William (November 3, 2008) "Birmingham Zoo prepares to add 2 southern white rhinos to African exhibit." Birmingham News
- Hickerson, Patrick (May 7, 2009) "Birmingham Zoo opens its Rhino Encounter Saturday." Birmingham News