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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 04:41 AM

The pitter patter of little Rhino hooves...

Baby rhino is America's first born from artificial insemination
Southern white rhino calf at San Diego Zoo raises hopes for the future of wild rhinoceroses

Maanvi Singh
Wed 31 Jul 2019

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/30/baby-rhinoceros-artificial-insemination-san-diego-zoo

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The bumbling, sleepy rhino calf at San Diego Zoo is sure to delight animal lovers around the world. But for conservation scientists, his birth has additional meaning – it marks a significant step toward saving wild rhino populations from the edge of extinction. The newborn southern white rhino is the first in North America, and the third in the world, born as the result of artificial insemination.

His mother Victoria, who carried the calf for 493 days, stayed calm during her 30-minute labor on Sunday, the zoo announced.
“Victoria is doing a great job as a mother,” said Barbara Durrant, director of reproductive sciences at San Diego Zoo Global, the not-for-profit organization that runs the zoo. “And the calf is doing great. As soon as Victoria took the placenta off him, he was moving. He stood very quickly, and of course, he was very wobbly.”

At two days old, he is steadying himself. And though he stays close to his mother, appears to be growing curious about his surroundings, she reported. The zoo has yet to announce a name for the calf.




KY........

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KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2019 OP
BlancheSplanchnik Jul 2019 #1
mithnanthy Jul 2019 #2
Scarsdale Jul 2019 #3
keithbvadu2 Jul 2019 #4
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2019 #5
JuJuYoshida Jul 2019 #6
KY_EnviroGuy Aug 2019 #8
Karadeniz Jul 2019 #7
shenmue Aug 2019 #9

Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 06:23 AM

1. 🥰💚💚💚💚💚

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 06:51 AM

2. What a beautiful site...Mother and Baby

Just adorable!

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 08:48 AM

3. Proud, protective Mom.

Cute baby. His paws are HUGE. I like the way he cuddles up to Momma.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 09:21 AM

4. "little"? Babykins has pads that would stabilize a mobile crane.

"little"? Babykins has pads that would stabilize a mobile crane.

Cute little fella.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:14 AM

5. LOL, that's what I noticed first as well - the pads.

Must come from working around construction for many years.......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:42 PM

6. He is literally 2 miles from me, I can't wait to meet him!

what cutie pie!

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Response to JuJuYoshida (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 01:25 AM

8. You're so lucky!

I love the way they work their ears.

Not being prejudice but my favorite creature is still elephants. They must surely be related to rhinos.

The feet, the size and the gentleness - very similar.....

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:23 PM

7. What a little abgel! Everyone who works with rhinos loves them.

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Mon Aug 5, 2019, 08:04 AM

9. S Q U E E

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