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Baby Rhino Weekend

06/08/2019 10:00 AM - 06/09/2019 4:00 PM

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We are extremely proud to celebrate the biggest birth of the year! Join us for Baby Rhino Weekend on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9! We will be celebrating the first successful birth of a Greater One Horned Indian Rhino anywhere in recorded history as a result of induced ovulation and artificial insemination. 

Find out if the baby is a girl or a boy! Watch as Baby Rhino makes its debut onto the Indian Rhino habitat for the first time ever with mom, Akuti, and dad, Suru!  We'll have a card signing, animal enrichment, a baby registry, and more. See you there!

There are less than 3,000 Indian rhinos left in the wild occurring in small protected areas of Nepal, India, and Assam.  Over the years, they have been poached extensively for their horn which is used for medicinal purposes and for dagger handles that are revered in some Asian cultures.  They are the world’s fourth largest land mammal sometimes reaching a weight of 6,000 pounds.

This very rare birth is not only significant for Zoo Miami, it is incredibly important to the international efforts to maintain a healthy population under human care of this highly vulnerable species throughout the world.

 

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