First look at the Bronx Zoo's newest Indian rhino
An adorable female Indian Rhino calf makes her first public appearance in the Wild Asia section of the Bronx Zoo since her birth in April.
Fri Jul 26 2013
Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher
Just days after the royal baby was presented to the world in London, another majestic little one is making her public debut, this time in the Wild Asia section of the Bronx Zoo. The female baby Indian rhinoceros, born on April 6 to proud parents Penny and Sanjay, was allowed to romp around her exhibit habitat for the first time on Friday, July 26. The baby girl (whose name has not yet been announced) was a whopping 120 pounds at birth. If you think that’s massive, think again—this hefty herbivore is estimated to be two tons when fully grown! The baby and her parents are three of just 56 Indian rhinos in Association of Zoos and Aquariums–accredited North American zoos, and it's estimated that fewer than 3,000 members of this species remain in the wild, so this birth is definitely something to celebrate! Check out the video below to watch this adorable rhino play tag in the mud with her mama. And if you want to aww in person, head to the Bronx Zoo and catch a glimpse from the Wild Asia Monorail.
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