It’s like a mini-me!
A one-horned rhinoceros born on Sunday has just crept out for a look at the world for the first time at the Berlin Zoo in Germany.
This is the third rhino baby for mom Jhansi – the birth of this little one is of extra importance, considering the breed’s endangered status.
- Indigenous to India and Nepal, the one-horned rhino (also called the Indian rhino) can grow to be 6,600 lbs.
- But despite their size, they’re surprisingly nimble, and can jump and run with ease.
- Sadly, the feature for which they’re known — their prominent horn, which begins to grow at about 6 years old — is also what they’re often killed for, primarily for potential medical uses in Asia.
- But luckily, their numbers are up – today, there are about 2,000 one-horned rhinos living in the wild.
Find out more about Rhinos in our Rhino A to Z of Wildlife