Taronga Western Plains Zoo (AU) announced the arrival of a male Southern Black Rhinoceros calf, born on 31 October to mother Bakhita and father Kwanzaa.

The birth occurred in the early hours of Halloween, following a 15-month gestation period for Bakhita. It was a smooth delivery and the calf is strong, healthy and well.

The new calf is one of the biggest Black Rhino calves in the zoo, with an estimated birth weight of 35 to 40 kilograms.

He has already been seen galloping around his behind the scenes enclosure and venturing a considerable distance from Bakhita for short periods of time. He’s an active calf and is very inquisitive about his surroundings.

You can see the original announcement here.

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