The Mayan Day | International | Astrid Sanchez

A rhino residing at the Kansas Zoo in the United States gave birth to its first calf, a hope to conserve black rhinos, which are currently critically endangered.

“Only around 740 of this type of rhino remain in the wild, so this birth is also important for the subspecies as a whole,” the zoo said.

Zuri had her calf on December 31 and the zoo just announced it, hoping that in the next few days they will have limited human interaction so that the mother and her baby can bond.

The rhinoceros she’s a new mom however, her caregivers stressed that she is very attentive to her calf.

After confirming that both have already bonded, the caregivers will be in charge of carrying out a neonatal examination to confirm the gender of the calf and its state of health.

When the baby rhino’s gender is known, the zoo will launch a call for the public to participate in choosing its name.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists the eastern black rhino as a critically endangered species because it is estimated that only around 740 specimens remain in the wild.

In the wild, the black rhino is found in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa. There are other specimens in zoos in order to guarantee the conservation of the species.

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