May 17, 2018 5:02 pm

U.K. zoo shows off rare baby one-horned rhino to the world

WATCH ABOVE: The Chester Zoo in England posted video to social media on May 17, showing a rhino calf born in early May staying close to its mother as it takes its first steps.


A rare greater one-horned rhino calf born at the Chester Zoo made his public debut on Thursday.

The calf, a boy, born two weeks ago, made his online debut when the zoo posted a video to its Facebook page of the baby taking his first steps and wandering around his enclosure.

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Mother Asha delivered the 60-kg (132 lbs) calf following a 16-month pregnancy and a 20-minute labour.

The birth is a big boost to the endangered species breeding program.

The calf is the second greater one-horned rhino born at the Chester Zoo.

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