SEZARC’s very own Dr. Lara Metrione was appointed to the Rhino Research Council (RRC) as the Rhino Behavior & Ecology Advisor. This council is the research arm of the Rhino Advisory Group reporting to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Within the realm of rhino behavior and ecology, Dr. Metrione will serve as a resource to the AZA and its institutions. She will help prepare the rhino five-year Rhino Research Masterplan, answer rhino questions and review research proposals requesting RRC endorsement or support. We are truly thrilled to count her among our staff.