Guwahati: Florida’s Zoo Miami welcomed a rare greater one horned Indian rhinoceros calf on April 23. The calf, whose gender is yet to be unknown, was born via artificial insemination.
Also known as the Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens, the zoo announced, “This is only the second successful birth of this very rare species in the zoo’s history.”
The endangered Indian rhino calf was born at 12.30 am on April 23 to parents Akuti (7) and Suru (18) “after an over 15 month pregnancy”.
Natural breeding wasn’t yielding results, following which a team of reproductive specialists stepped in.
According to WWF, today the population of the endangered species is around 3,500, thanks to strict protection and management from Indian and Nepalese wildlife authorities.