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The Australia Zoo welcomed a 150 pound (70 kg) Southern White Rhinoceros calf on May 4. The male baby is steadily gaining weight and now weighs more than 220 pounds (100 kg).



Photo Credit:  Australia Zoo

The calf was born to parents DJ and Caballe, and is the third Rhino to be born at Australia Zoo. He joins half siblings Mango, born in February, and Savannah, born in 2011. The entire Rhino family can be seen in the zoo’s African Exhibit.

Southern White Rhinos are the most numerous of all Rhino subspecies, with more than 17,000 individuals living in southern Africa. They breed readily in captivity and have been reintroduced into protected areas in southern Africa.