Rare rhino birth at Copenhagen Zoo

Calf the first to be born for 35 years

A white rhino gave birth to a calf at Copenhagen Zoo over the weekend. It is the first such birth at the zoo for 35 years.

“A rhino birth is a rare and important event for both the zoo, the international breeding co-operation and efforts to preserve the endangered species in the wild,” said Copenhagen Zoo in a statement.

The calf was born on Saturday at about noon. The mother was over term, but zoo officials said that the youngster was “worth the wait”.

Already a screen star
Zoo personnel said that once the calf and its mother had fallen into a daily routine, an area behind the main rhino enclosure will open that will enable the public to follow the newborn calf up close.

Meanwhile, zoo season pass holders are already able to follow the calf via webcams and screens set up at the zoo.

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