A New Home for Rihanna (the Rhino)

Rihanna has won plenty of top honors for her music. But we’re willing to bet this is a first for the singer: a rhinoceros namesake.

When the rhino arrived at Israel’s Safari Zoo from South Africa recently, the keepers there decided to name her for the singer because they thought Rihanna and rhinoceros sounded alike in English — and because they were big fans of her music.

Rihanna spent her first month in Israel in a separate enclosure, but now she’s joined the other animals in the African exhibit — including her new BFF, Keren, who’s named for an Israeli singer.

And the best part of this whole story? The Rihanna the Rhino tribute below.


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