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For the first time in its 100-year history of the Potter Park Zoo a rare black rhino calf was born at the zoo on christmas Eve.
In the early morning hours of December 24, the zoo’s 12-year-old black female had called Doppsee, gave birth to her first calf, and the baby appears to be healthy, according to zoo officials.
“If this is the Doppsee’s first pregnancy, the care of the animals, and the veterinary staff will continue to monitor Doppsee and her calf closely over the next couple of weeks. But, so far, is that the white rhino calf appears to be healthy,” he said to Potter Park Zoo veterinarian, Dr. Ronan Eustace, in a statement.
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On the 24th of December, a critically endangered black rhino, named Doppsee gave birth to a baby.
(Potter Park Zoo)
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Zoo officials said the baby, who was in a position to have to get up in about an hour and a half after the birth, it is the regular nursing and bonding with its mother.
There are slightly more than 50 black rhinos in the care of AZA-accredited zoos, which are managed by the Species Survival Plan (SSP).
On average, less than that of two black rhino calves to be born in human care in each and every year, which means that every calf is born it is crucial for this endangered population, and the Potter Park Zoo, this statement will be explained to you.
“This is a historic moment for the Potter Park Zoo that will provide our staff with the many years of planning and hard work. We are committed to the preservation of the rhino, and I couldn’t be more excited about this successful black rhino birth,” said Cynthia Wagner, executive Director of the Potter Park Zoo.
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