A critically endangered species added one to their population at Potter Park Zoo this week.

This is a very rare occurrence according to the press release from Potter Park Zoo in Lansing,

For the first time in the 100 year history of Potter Park Zoo, a black rhino calf has been born at the zoo. At 5:40 a.m. Dec. 24, 2019 Doppsee, the zoo’s 12-year old female black rhino gave birth to her very first calf, a male. The animal care and veterinary staff at the zoo report that the calf stood up about an hour and a half after birth and appears to be nursing well.

The zoo will post regular updates including pictures and videos on their social media.  Click here to see their instagram page.  Click here for the zoo's facebook page.

There are only about 5,000 black rhinos in the wild with just over 50 in the care of zoos in the world today.


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