An endangered Indian Rhino Calf was born on last Friday by a 13-year-old Rhino. However, the sex of the calf is yet to be determined.
Endangered Indian Rhino gave birth to a calf in the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. The zoo management and caretakers were so excited to welcome the baby.
However a few months before, the animal caretakers determined the pregnancy of the Rhino. 13 months later, it was proved right when the Indian Rhino gave birth to a healthy and cute calf at 3:25 a.m. in the morning on Friday, October 23, 2020.
The calf was born in the early morning inside the Zoo's rhino barn at Sanctuary Asia. And was later discovered by caretakers when they arrived to start their day. A visual exam performed by the Zoo's veterinary and animal care teams confirmed that both mom and calf are doing well.
The Rhino calf is strong and is standing on its own and nursing. However it is quite early to determine the gender of the calf and it is still unknown. The calf continues to stay close to the mom and is enjoying some quality bonding with her.
The zoo management was thrilled to announce that Niki, the Zoo’s 13-year-old Indian rhino gave birth to a cute calf but it will be open for visitors within a few days.