Another Adorable Baby Rhino Makes Debut at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo


  • Photo via Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
For the first time baby zoo animal fans were able to see the newest addition to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo strolling with her mom in her habitat this morning.

Born last month to Eastern black rhino Inge, who was pregnant about 16 months, the new calf joined the park's other rhino born this year, Lulu.

"We're very excited to welcome our second eastern black rhino calf born here at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo this year," Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Executive Director Christopher Kuhar said at the time. "We hope these significant births inspire guests to learn more about this critically endangered species and how they can help protect eastern black rhinos in the wild."

After about a month's time getting situated with her mother, the new calf is now being shown to the public. Watch this morning's release below: 
Like many of the other animals born at the zoo, there is a contest to name the new calf. Those who donate money to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Future For Wildlife Fund can choose between the following names: Dalia (meaning flower), Nia (meaning purpose) or Zina (meaning free spirit). All voting ends Sept. 30 at midnight. Donate and vote right here.

For those who can't get enough, view the zoo's live rhino camera right here

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