New rhino calf born at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

6:32 PM, Aug 3, 2012   |    comments
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A male eastern black rhinoceros calf was born July 1 at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and the birth marks the start of a third generation of rhinos there.

The calf, which has yet to be named, is the offspring of Kibibbi, 8, and Jimma, 22, and it makes the Zoo's other female adult rhino, Inge, a grandmother.

The proposed names for rhino calf are:

Bakari - noble promise

Hasani - handsome

Jimbi - combination of parents' names, Kibibbi (mother) and Jimma (father)

Juba - brave

Kito - precious child

The zoo needs your help to name the new rhino calf.

Click on this link to vote for your favorite name

The calf weighed about 80 pounds at birth and is growing fast. He already tips the scales at about 150 pounds. When he is fully grown, he will weigh about 3,000 pounds.


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