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Videos: Endangered black rhino born at Michigan zoo


December 25, 2019, 2:59 PM

It's a Christmas miracle, of sorts.

A black rhino — part of a critically endangered species with an estimated 5,000 members left in the wild — was born Christmas Eve at a Lansing zoo, in what zoo staff call a "monumental" event.

An average of just two black rhino calfs are born in human care each year, according to the Potter Park Zoo. This is the zoo's first.

The male calf is said to be healthy and bonding with mom. He's expected to make his debut in spring of 2020.

You can see the rhino enter the world 30 seconds into the first video:



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