CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo tweeted out good news Monday evening – that eastern black rhino Seyia is pregnant and due any day.
BIG news! Seyia is pregnant and due any day! Eastern black rhinos are critically endangered, so this is great news for the species. This will be her second calf with dad Faru. 🦏 pic.twitter.com/xOU4MrHa27— Cincinnati Zoo (@CincinnatiZoo) August 10, 2020
The species is critically endangered because of poaching and habitat loss. Fewer than 5,000 black rhinos remain in the world.
Eastern black rhinos, native to eastern and central Africa, have two large horns made of keratin that they use for defense, intimidation and feeding. An adult can weigh between 1,760 and 3,080 pounds, and calves weigh between 73 and 121 pounds.