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Stork ready to visit Cincinnati Zoo’s Eastern Black Rhinos

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Posted at 7:42 PM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 21:08:43-04

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo tweeted out good news Monday evening – that eastern black rhino Seyia is pregnant and due any day.

This will be Seyia’s second calf with Faru. Kendi was born in 2017. He was shipped to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in October 2019.

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.