A baby black rhinoceros was born at Blijdorp zoo in Rotterdam at the weekend, the zoo announced on Sunday.
The calf already has a sibling, born in 2017. The new arrival takes the total number of the endangered species born in the Netherlands to three. Some 5,500 black rhino are left in the wild.
Rhino pregnancies can take up to 18 months. Mother Maina had been expecting for about 480 days before giving birth, incidentally on the calf’s father’s birthday.
The sex of the new born rhino is not yet clear, and visitors will have to be patient because the zoo will be closed until November 18 due to coronavirus measures.
The progress of the so-far unnamed youngster can be followed on the zoo’s rhino webcam.
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