Denver Zoo Rhino Celebrates 12th Birthday Playing Piano With His Lip piano

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Music-loving rhinoceros at the Denver Zoo celebrates its 12th birthday by playing an original song on the piano with its UPPER LIP

  • Bandhu, a male greater one-horned rhinoceros, enjoys making music on the keyboard that his caretakers provide for him as part of his enrichment
  • In honor of his birthday on May 18, the Denver Zoo shared a heartwarming video of the talented rhinoceros tickling the ivory
  • The images shared on Instagram show Bandhu hitting the keys with his grabbing lip, and animal lovers can’t get enough of his original music

A rhinoceros at the Denver Zoo celebrated his 12th birthday with a performance of an original song he played on the piano with his upper lip.

Bandhu, a male greater one-horned rhinoceros, likes to play music on the keyboard his caretakers provide for him as part of his enrichment.

In honor of his birthday on May 18, the Denver Zoo shared a heartwarming video of the talented animal that tickles the ivory.

Too cute!  Bandhu, a male greater one-horned rhinoceros at the Denver Zoo, likes to play music on the keyboard that his keepers provide for him as part of his enrichment

Too cute! Bandhu, a male greater one-horned rhinoceros at the Denver Zoo, likes to play music on the keyboard that his keepers provide for him as part of his enrichment

Celebration: In honor of its May 18 birthday, the Denver Zoo shared a heartwarming video of the talented rhinoceros tickling the ivory

Celebration: In honor of its May 18 birthday, the Denver Zoo shared a heartwarming video of the talented rhinoceros tickling the ivory

The images shared on Instagram show a caretaker holding the instrument to Bandhu’s mouth as he slams the keys with his grasping lip – each song is different from the last.

“It may be his birthday, but Bandhu wanted to treat you all to a special song that he wrote all by himself,” the zoo captioned the video.

“Using his grasping lip to compose a tune is just one of many ways we can use enrichment to stimulate the birthday boy mentally and physically.”

Fan Club: Footage shared on Instagram shows Bandhu hitting the keys with his grabbing lip, and animal lovers can't get enough of his original music

Fan Club: Footage shared on Instagram shows Bandhu hitting the keys with his grabbing lip, and animal lovers can’t get enough of his original music

Love it: fans took to the comments to gushing about the rhinoceros saying they love his music

Love it: fans took to the comments to gushing about the rhinoceros saying they love his music

The clip has been viewed nearly 25,000 times and got some love from the Philadelphia Zoo, who gushed, “HE’S SO TALENTED.”

“We’re getting the Spotify demo ASAP,” the Denver Zoo replied.

Other animal lovers praised the comments praising Bandhu’s musical skills.

“This son is hitting — I’d buy it on iTunes,” one person wrote, while another said, “Best thing we’ve seen all day!”

‘Best song ever’, someone else agrees.

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