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Toronto Zoo welcomes its second baby rhino in under two weeks

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Ainsley Smith Jan 08, 2018 10:34 am 85

As we head into the second week of 2018, the Toronto Zoo has announced its first birth of the new year.

Earlier today, the zoo announced that on January 4 at 11:04 am, Ashakiran, a 13-year-old greater one-horned rhinoceros gave birth to a male calf.

By mid-December, Ashakiran, who is also known as “Asha”, was moved from public viewing into a maternity area at the zoo where video cameras were set in place for Wildlife Care staff to monitor her closely.

Following the birth, the calf appears to be very healthy and feeding well. However, the first thirty days are critical for both the mom and calf.

If you the cold weather has you down, let this video of the adorable baby rhino feeding warm you up.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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