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Cincinnati Zoo welcomes endangered baby black rhino

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Posted at 12:10 PM, Aug 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 12:22:02-04

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo family grew by one Friday night after a black rhino baby was born.

According to the zoo, the birth of this calf is significant because the eastern black rhino is critically endangered. The population growth is slowed by a long gestation period of 16 months. The zoo said this is the second calf for mom Seyia and dad Faru.

No word yet on the new calf's name, but the zoo said baby and mom are currently bonding while keepers monitor the healthy newborn.