Skip to comments.Black Rhino Born at San Diego Zoo
Posted on 07/19/2014 10:49:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A 6-day black rhino was already seen trotting around the exhibit on Friday morning -- in adorable fashion.
The baby rhino alternated between staying close to his mother and running and exploring the exhibit. Mom Lembe showed her protection of the calf by keeping her tail pointed up, a cue that lets her baby know shes on high alert and watching him.
The male calf, born on July 12, was a significant birth for the San Diego Zoo, as black rhinos are critically endangered species and only 5,000 are left in the wild because of poaching.
A news release Friday from the zoo didn't say whether the young calf had a name yet.
This is the 15th black rhino born at the Safari Park and fifth calf to Lembe and father Jambia. Both mother and calf are visible to guests taking the Safari Park's Africa Tram tour.
In February, a one-horned rhino named Parvesh was born at the zoo.
Zoo officials said the Safari Park is the foremost breeding facility in the world for the rhino species.
It was actually born at Safari Park which is run by the SD Zoo. I was there last Monday and saw it there. It was 2 days old then. Pretty cool to see.
His name should be Spike!
Pretty cute little fella.
Most honorable Hydrazine, you have the best handle on FR!.
Spike is an inspired name:)
May he have a long and happy life. Too many of God’s wonderful creatures are being murdered in the wild by subhuman poachers we have to take care of those we can.
I’m just here for the Colin Powell photos.
Black Rhino. That’s racist!
Shouldn't that be "Rhino of Color" Born at San Diego Zoo?
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