A critically endangered subspecies of rhinoceros gave birth to a calf on December 31 at the Kansas City Zoo. people said in a report. In a Facebook post, the Missouri-based establishment announced the birth of a critically endangered eastern black rhinoceros calf, saying they are “thrilled to introduce the new arrival.”
Rhino animal care experts said that ”the calf has been walking, caring, and even playing spar, and Zuri is a patient and attentive first-time mom. ,
The Kansas City Zoo also released a photo of the rhinoceros and its calf. The picture was captioned “The baby has arrived! Zuri, a critically endangered eastern black rhinoceros gave birth to a cute calf early morning on 31st December!
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According to zookeepers, the barn is being kept quiet with limited human interaction to give them enough time to bond. Once the mother and calf have had time to bond, a newborn exam will be performed in the coming weeks to confirm gender and overall health, according to the zoo. After determining whether the calf is male or female, the Kansas City Zoo will hold a ceremony to choose a name for the baby.
The calf’s mother, Zuri, and father, Ruca, moved from the Oregon Zoo to the Kansas City Zoo in April 2018. kctv Reported. While Zuri was born at the Cleveland Zoo, Rucka was born in St. Louis. According to save the rhinoA rhinoceros conservation charity, a female rhinoceros is pregnant for 15–17 months before giving birth in a secluded location.
There are only 740 eastern black rhinos left in the wild, the zoo said, making the birth of the calf even more important. Meanwhile, only about 50 eastern black rhinos remain in zoos around the world. Federation of Zoos and Aquariums, The most serious threats to the species are poaching and lack of safe habitat.
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