St. Louis Zoo
10:54 am
Tue January 25, 2011

Endangered black rhino calf born at St. Louis Zoo

There's a new arrival to the world, and St. Louis.

A black rhinoceros calf was born at the St. Louis Zoo on Jan. 14. The "little" male weighs in at 120.5 pounds.

According to a press release,  the Saint Louis Zoo’s black rhinos are part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Black Rhino Species Survival Plan (SSP), a program to manage a genetically healthy population of black rhinos in North American zoos. Currently there are 60 black rhinos in 38 institutions.

The release also shares that this is the first black rhino calf to be born at the Zoo in 20 years.

A date has not been released for the debut of the calf and his mother to the public, but the Zoo says that the move to their outdoor habitat from an off-display barn in River's Edge will happen when the weather gets warmer.