Kesi Akua

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Kesi Akua (born March 15, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a female eastern black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis michaeli) who resides at the Birmingham Zoo's "Trails of Africa" exhibit.

Kesi Akua's wild ancestors ranged from Tanzania to South Sudan in eastern Africa. She is the second calf born to Azizi by Jomo at the Pittsburgh Zoo.

As part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan for black rhinoceroses, she was transferred to Birmingham in 2022 where she was introduced to the male black rhinoceros Moyo.

The pair's exhibit area opened on March 25, 2023.