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Rare eastern black rhino born at Atlanta zoo

Calf of the critically endangered species appears healthy, is bonding with mom.

By Vetstreet Aug 19, 2013 3:03PM

Baby rhino born in Atlanta, courtesy of VetStreetA critically endangered eastern black rhinoceros calf was born late Saturday night to 7-year-old Andazi at Zoo Atlanta. Officials there say the baby, the first of its kind to be born at the 124-year-old zoo, appears healthy and is bonding well with its first-time mom. The zoo hasn’t yet determined the newborn’s gender. Dad is Andazi’s 9-year-old mate, Utenzi. “This is a critically endangered species that absolutely deserves the spotlight right now," Raymond King, the zoo's president, said in a statement. Rhinos have gestation periods of 14 to 18 months. Calves are usually weaned within two years but might stay with their mothers for up to four years. — Read it from Reuters via Yahoo 

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Aug 22, 2013 11:41PM
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The Atlanta zoo has come a long ways from 30 + years ago when the main attraction was this poor old gorilla in a small cage, his only company was a black & white television.  Oh, that and a couple old tires he would toss around.  If memory serves me right I think someone stole his TV and it was quite some time before he got another one.
Aug 19, 2013 10:29PM
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CONGRATULATIONS!!! Good news for a change.  MAKE IT HAPPEN AGAIN.
Aug 19, 2013 9:47PM
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never seen a baby rhino before he/she is cute in a silly looking sort of way !!! =]


Aug 19, 2013 9:35PM
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I can hear the Vietnamese men get their hard-ons waiting for the horn to grow..
Aug 19, 2013 9:21PM
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