New York’s Buffalo Zoo welcomes baby rhino

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A baby greater one-horned rhinoceros was born last weekend at a zoo in New York state.

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According to WGRZ-TV, the Buffalo Zoo took to social media Monday to announce that mom Tashi welcomed her fifth calf, a female, early Saturday. The newborn’s father, George, now lives at a different zoo, officials said in a Facebook post.

“Our animal care and veterinary teams got their first look at the calf early Saturday morning, where she received her first physical exam, which included her weight, checking her vitals, cleaning her belly button (umbilical cord attachment site) and bloodwork,” read the post, which included several photos of the new arrival. “She came in at a whopping 130 pounds! Over the next few weeks, our team will closely monitor Tashi and the calf, but currently, mom and calf are doing great.”

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Starting off the week with happy baby news! On Saturday, at 3:29 a.m., our greater one-horned rhino Tashi gave birth to...

Posted by The Buffalo Zoo on Monday, October 18, 2021

Tashi and the unnamed calf will remain “behind the scenes for the next few weeks” as they strengthen their bond, the zoo said. No further details were immediately available.

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