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PICS: A Baby Rhino Has Been Born At Dublin Zoo And He Is Totally Adorable

By kaylawalsh

November 16, 2017 at 2:41pm


A baby rhino has been born at Dublin Zoo, and he's the cutest thing we've seen all day.  

The southern white rhinoceros was born to proud mum Nyala and dad Chaka on Sunday. 

He weighs about 50kgs and doesn't have a name yet, but we're already in love. 

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There are only 20,000 of his species left in the wild, and most of them are found in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Kenya.

This birth marks a success for Dublin Zoo as part of the European Endangered Species Programme. 

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Helen Clarke-Bennet, team leader of the African Plains, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to welcome another southern white rhinoceros calf to Dublin Zoo. 

"The newest addition to the herd is Nyala's first calf, which is very special and she has taken to motherhood extremely well. 

"The calf is healthy, strong, feeding well and full of life already!"

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