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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wildlife: Rare Baby

A black rhino baby was born at the St. Louis Zoo on January 14th. This is a big deal as the black rhino is on the critically endangered list due to loss of habitat and poaching for really, really stupid reasons. (In some cultures it is believed that the rhino horn has medicinal properties. There is no evidence to substantiate this belief.)
Anyway, this cutie is the first black rhino born to the St. Louis Zoo in twenty years.
Photo Credit: St. Louis Zoo
There are more pictures like the one above at
I haven't found any video of the baby yet, but here is a video of another black rhino newborn at the Chester Zoo a couple of years ago. This should give you a rough idea of the size and movement of the St. Louis baby.

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