Step-by-step: Disney rhino gets fitted with fitness tracker

Rhino Fitness Tracker

Helen, a 30-year-old white rhino, wears a fitness device on her right front leg as she walks around on the savanna at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom theme park, Monday, May 16, 2022, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The purpose of the fitness device is to gather data on the number of steps she takes each day, whether she is walking, running or napping, and which part of the man-made savanna she favors the most. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Someone new is joining the ranks of fitness enthusiasts who monitor the number of steps they take each day with Fitbits and other fitness tracking devices.

Only Helen isn’t human: She’s a 30-year-old white rhino at Walt Disney World.

Helen went out onto the savanna at the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction at Animal Kingdom on Monday wearing a fitness device all-day.

The purpose is to gather data on the number of steps she takes each day, whether she is walking, running or sleeping, and which part of the man-made savanna she favors the most.

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