You may think you’ve seen a big baby, but you’ve never seen a baby this big. Missouri’s Kansas City Zoo celebrated the birth of a critically endangered rhino calf.
The Kansas City Zoo has shared great news of the birth of a black rhino, considered an “endangered” animal. The calf’s name is Zuri. I haven’t been told if Yuri is a boy or a girl yet, and I’m too embarrassed to ask.
The World Wildlife Fund estimates that the black rhino population declined by 98% between 1960 and 1995. “Rhino horn poaching and black market trafficking continue to plague the species and threaten its recovery,” they said. But the black rhino is reviving. They estimate there may be as many as 5,500 of her in the wild now. This is a huge improvement over where they stood in the mid-1990s.
We’ll update this story once the Kansas City Zoo updates their status and mentions whether Zuri is a boy or a girl. Congratulations on their efforts to make this rare animal not so rare anymore.
I wonder how big this baby birthday cake will be? looking for friends.