BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — There's a new face at The Buffalo Zoo. The zoo tweeted photos of a baby greater one-horned rhino born late Monday evening.
This is the fourth calf for rhino mom Tashi, who was pregnant for 488 days (16 months!) with this baby. The male calf weighed 123.5 lbs when he was born, and the zoo reported that mom and baby are bonding and doing well.
OH BABY! We are excited to share that after 488 days of pregnancy, Tashi our greater one-horned rhino gave birth to a 123.5 pound male calf. The Zoo animal care team report mom and baby are bonding and doing well. pic.twitter.com/Y4O69Vgu6h
— buffalozoo (@buffalozoo) June 19, 2019
In a tweet, the zoo wrote, "This birth is very special & important for the future of the species this is only the third successful birth of a greater one-horned rhino via artificial insemination. Tashi’s 3rd calf, Monica was the first & the second was born recently at Zoo Miami. This is Tashi’s 4th calf!"
Mom and baby will not be in public view quite yet, but the zoo says you can follow its social media channels for updates and announcements on when you can see them in public.