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“Miracle” Baby Rhino at British Zoo

Baby rhino at Whipsnade Zoo

It was questionable whether a baby greater one horned rhino would survive after experiencing a traumatic birth at the Zoological Society London’s Whipsnade Zoo in November. The little calf would not nurse from her mother Beluki and was starved of vital nutrients. Zoo staff finally managed to bottlefeed the youngster, and after a few days, she started suckling from her mother. The rhino baby was named Karamat, which is Nepalese for “miracle.”

In the wild, these rhinos, also known as Indian rhinos, are listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. See Animal Fact Guide’s article, Indian Rhinoceros, for more information about these Asian animals.

To learn more about Karamat, see: ZSL.org.

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