Your morning adorable: Black rhinoceros calf born at Germany’s Berlin Zoo

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If Germany’s Dresden Zoo is your one-stop baby orangutan shop, we suppose that makes the Berlin Zoo rhino-calf central. Berlin welcomed an Indian rhinoceros calf last month, and on Feb. 7, it celebrated another new addition: a black rhinoceros calf.

The calf, which still hasn’t been named, seems disinclined to leave the side of its mother, Maburi, just yet.


In 1970, about 65,000 black rhinos lived in the wild in Africa. But by the early 1990s, well over 90% of them were gone, primarily due to poaching. In recent years, the effort to renew the species has made some impressive strides; the population nearly doubled in slightly more than a decade!

More photos of the calf after the jump!

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-- Lindsay Barnett

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