Endangered black rhino born at Des Moines zoo

There’s only a 1000 black rhinos left. A successful birth is quite an event.

Photos are always required for birth announcements. This article includes a long slideshow of the baby at the end of the article. Ayana’s birth video is amazing. Very quick and no fuss. No significant blood spill either. I assume to avoid attracting predators.

I know rhinos are considered very temperamental and dangerous. But they certainly produce adorable babies.

Cute as the dickens!

Awwww.

I love the little nubs where the horn is going to be.

Endangered primarily due to their use for lining pick up truck beds.

Sad.

My favorite.
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Is that red area his tongue? Sticking out?

I think the wee pink part is her nostril.

I think you’re right. The red is closer to his nose than the mouth.