New Black Rhino At Zoo Miami
Zoo Miami celebrated its 13th successful birth for the highly endangered black rhinoceros. Weighing 122 pounds, the female calf was born after a 15-month gestation period. The 14 year old mother, named Circe, was born at the Riverbanks Zoo, and the father, named Eddie, is also 14 years old and was born at the Cincinnati Zoo. Black rhinos are highly endangered as they continue to be killed foe their horns in Eastern and Southern Africa. Whereas there used to be over 100,000 running wild in Africa within the past century, those numbers are now down to an estimated 5,000.