Life+News The Official News Portal of Independent Television Network Ltd

Baby black rhino takes wobbly first steps at Berlin zoo

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 13, 2018 15:23

Baby black rhino takes wobbly first steps at Berlin zoo

Making her first tentative, wobbly steps into the fresh air, the latest addition to Berlin Zoo’s black rhino family was greeted by a crowd of enraptured visitors.On a sunny October morning, they gathered around the enclosure to watch 16-year-old mother Maburi usher her three-week-old baby girl outside. The baby now weighs around 25 kilograms, and does not have any horns yet – the two that it will eventually have only grow after birth.

When it is fully grown at around age five, it could weigh up to 1.3 tons. The infant will suckle for around two years before moving on to a diet of foliage, branches and vegetables.The public are now invited to suggest names for the newcomer, either directly to the zoo or via the social media channels of the Berliner Sparkasse bank. The baby is the 20th black rhino to be born at Berlin Zoo. The World Wildlife Fund says the species is still considered “critically endangered” despite conservation efforts that have seen numbers double from twenty years ago. A female born at Berlin Zoo in 2012, Zawadi, was released into Tanzania’s Mkomazi National Park, where she gave birth for the first time in 2016.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 13, 2018 15:23
Write a comment

No Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment
View comments

Write a comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*

BUSINESS NEWS- VIEW ALL

SPORTS NEWS- VIEW ALL

ENTERTAINMENT- VIEW ALL