Cincinnati Zoo Indian Rhino Gives Birth

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CINCINNATITuesday, October 26 – Nikki, the Cincinnati Zoo’s endangered Indian rhino gave birth early this morning to the world’s first live Indian rhino calf produced by artificial insemination (AI).   Nikki delivered a male calf at 6:06 a.m. in her indoor stall. Currently, the calf is in critical condition with Zoo staff working diligently to feed and stabilize him. Meanwhile, Nikki is doing well and will remain indoors.

Nikki has been monitored 24 hours a day since the first…

Sumatran Rhino Born at Cincinnati Zoo Provides Spark of Hope for Indonesia

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CINCINNATI –   “Andalas,” the Cincinnati Zoo’s first Sumatran rhino calf has produced the first Sumatran rhino pregnancy in Southeast Asia for the global captive breeding program.  Andalas and his mate, “Ratu”, both eight-years-old, were brought together through international goodwill and cooperation in an effort to save this critically endangered species. Now, scientists at the Cincinnati Zoo are joining conservationists around the globe, celebrating the rare pregnancy.

In 2001, Andalas became the first Sumatran rhino born in captivity in 112 years. …