Christmas Eve brought a very special delivery to Germany's Magdeburg Zoo -- a healthy baby Black rhino! A name has yet to be chosen for this little female, but, like all the rhinos at Magdeburg, it's sure to begin with "Ma" is. Mana, her 30-year-old mother, and very experienced, as this is her fourth calf. Both are doing very well, and just today stepped out into the rhino yard. The baby wasn't afraid in the least.
The birth of a Black rhino is extremely rare and so seeing them born at a zoo or in the wild is not often observed. Yet Stern.tv installed a live video camera in the Rhino House so zoo staff as well as the public could watch the birth and now, the baby bonding with it's mother, round the clock. It's reported that several thousand people saw the baby being born this way. To see the live rhino-cam for yourself, click HERE.
Photo Credit: Magdeburg Zoo