Dec 28, 2017

By Christine Ross

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This story will warm you during this bitterly cold snap.

The Toronto Zoo says a seven-year-old white rhinoceros gave birth to a male calf on Christmas Eve. Both Mom, Zohari, and baby are doing well. The calf weighed 62.3 kilograms at birth. That’s a whopping 137 pounds! The zoo says the baby is big, strong and nursing more than expected. This is the first white rhinoceros born at the Toronto Zoo in 27 years. The gestation period for a white rhino is 500 days and usually only one calf is born at a time. Zohari and her calf are not yet visible to the public and a name hasn’t been been chosen yet.

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