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We are proud to announce the birth of a male black rhinoceros calf on Wednesday, May 17. Moyo (pronounced MOY-oh), which means “heart” in Swahili, is the second offspring for mother Kati Rain (pronounced Katie Rain) and father Ajabu (pronounced ah-JAH-boo). The little male is nursing well and being cared for by his mother, according to the Zoo’s rhino care team. The pair is bonding in their barn behind the scenes in River’s Edge. A date has not yet been set for their public debut. Photos by keepers Elizabeth Irwin, Rebecca Heisler, Kathryn Pilgram-Kloppe and Jennifer Stirnemann.
Two-week-old Moyo was introduced to his first bath by River’s Edge keepers with mom, Kati Rain, showing her young calf how to really enjoy the water. Moyo is also learning to drink from mom’s water trough. Just look at that tongue!