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Rex the Rhino
By Jenny Loehr
was a happy rhino who lived with his sister at the
Riley Zoo. loved watching the children visit every day and had a good
friendship with , the zookeeper.
One night, after had finished feeding his bedtime
snack of and , forgot to close the
door to the cage. had never considered leaving the comfort of the zoo
but thought it would be neat to see what was out there.
As he left the cage, called over to him, “ ! Please
don’t leave. It is dangerous outside of the zoo.” He decided not to listen to his sister.
made his way down the and around the corner to a
small that separated the zoo from the public park.
easily roamed across the rushing and wandered through the park to the
main into town.
Once in town, was startled by racing cars, roaring trucks, and a large
group of kids on . hid in an abandoned building that
had a leaky . wished he had listened to
and stayed at the zoo. He started to cry because it had begun to and
water was rushing through the holes in the leaky .
tried to make himself feel better by closing his eyes and thinking of the children that would
visit him at the zoo.
He also thought of and , the zookeeper. Finally he
decided to find his way back to the zoo.
left the building with the leaky and roamed through
the dark streets in the . found his way into the park
and knew that the and the to the zoo were close by.
Suddenly, he spotted the park , who had also spotted .
“A lot of people have been worried about you,” said the park . He slipped a
thin around and led him down the ,
across the to home. Inside cage, and
were waiting for him.
They were so happy to see and the park
come up the to the cage. knew that
there was no place like home.