MIAMI — A new baby black rhino has arrived at Florida’s Zoo Miami, officials said.
The calf is the fourth for Circe and the third for father Eddie, 21, the post said.
“Mother and calf have remained off exhibit since the birth where they have been kept sheltered from external stresses and given time to properly bond,” read the post, which featured several photos of the new arrival. “During that time, Circe has been a very protective mother and the calf has been nursing regularly while growing rapidly and gaining strength for his public debut!”
The zoo added that Circe and the newborn “are being slowly introduced to the public this week by spending short amounts of time on exhibit during the morning, with the amount of time being extended daily as the calf becomes more secure in its new environment.”
Currently, there are fewer than 5,000 black rhinos living in the wild, according to the zoo.
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