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Male white rhino born at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Rhino Birth California Zoo
Posted at 8:58 PM, Aug 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-22 23:58:55-04

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Monday announced the arrival of a male white rhino born to a first-time mother.

The park tweeted a video of the curious new calf following his mom, Livia, around at the Nikita Rhino Resource Center.

The unnamed calf conceived through natural breeding with father J Gregory was born on Aug. 6.

"Wildlife care specialists report the calf is healthy, confident and full of energy, and that Livia is an excellent mother, very attentive and protective of her offspring," the park said in a statement.

Livia and the calf will remain in a private habitat to allow time for bonding before being introduced to the other rhinos living at the resource center.

Rhino Birth California Zoo
In this photo provided by the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, a male southern white rhino calf stands with his mother after playing in a mud wallow at Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Aug. 12, 2022. (Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance via AP)