CUTE CALF. Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo has reported that an
eastern black rhinoceros named Kapuki gave birth to a calf. The
zoo said Kapuki was pregnant for 15 months. The newborn calf
stood on all four legs just 53 minutes after birth, according to
the zoo. (Photo courtesy of the Lincoln Park Zoo)
From The Asian Reporter, V29, #11 (June 3, 2019), page 9.
Rhinoceros at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo gives
birth to calf
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo says an eastern
black rhinoceros named Kapuki has given birth to a calf.
The zoo says Kapuki was pregnant for 15 months before the
calf was born. Zoo staff members monitored her labor and are
watching the rhino and her calf remotely using cameras to give
them privacy but are nearby.
The zoo hasn’t named the calf or announced its sex, but
officials say details will be released once available. The
animals won’t be visible to the public until further notice, but
people can follow along on the zoo’s social-media accounts and
at #RhinoWatch on twitter.
Zoo officials say the calf stood up at just 53 minutes of