A female southern white rhino calf, born April 30 to first-time mother Kiazi and father Maoto, curiously checked out her surroundings yesterday morning at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, under the watchful eye of her attentive mother.
Kiazi’s pregnancy was very exciting for researchers at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. She arrived at the Safari Park in 2008 and, despite breeding regularly since her arrival, she had never before conceived. At 16 years old, she is past the average age that most female southern white rhinos have their first calf.
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