Canada New baby rhino is Toronto Zoo’s first birth of 2018

23:56  08 january  2018
23:56  08 january  2018 Source:   Toronto Star

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A 16-month pregnancy ended in the birth of a male greater one -horned rhino calf Thursday.

Rhino calf newest addition to Toronto Zoo ' s roster of cute baby animals. A male greater one -horned rhinoceros is the first baby animal born at the Toronto Zoo this year. 4, 2018 at 11:04 a.m. after a pregnancy of about 16 months. A few days after birth , the rhino baby weighed 63 kilograms.


With the new year comes new life — the Toronto Zoo is welcoming a greater one-horned rhinoceros calf as the facility’s first newborn of 2018.

The zoo tweeted Monday morning that its 13-year-old rhino Ashakiran had given birth to a male calf Thursday. The pregnancy lasted 16 months.

This is the fifth greater one-horned rhino birth in the Toronto Zoo’s history, and the second for Ashakiran, who gave birth to Nandu in February 2016.

The Toronto Zoo says a greater one-horned rhinoceros calf, shown in this supplied image, is its first newborn animal of 2018. © Provided by Toronto Star The Toronto Zoo says a greater one-horned rhinoceros calf, shown in this supplied image, is its first newborn animal of 2018.

There are about 3,500 greater one-horned rhinos, also known as Indian rhinos, left in the wild.

Greater one-horned rhinos, which nearly went extinct in the early 1900s, have been downgraded from “endangered” to “vulnerable” as their numbers have increased, but habitat degradation and poaching still threaten the species, the zoo said.

This news comes two weeks after another rhino birth at the zoo, this one a baby white rhino.

Police find mother of baby allegedly abandoned .
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