The Potter Park Zoo team announced today that Doppsee, the critically endangered black rhino at the zoo, is pregnant.
“Based on her hormone levels we are confident she is pregnant,” said Dr. Ronan Eustace, the zoo’s Director of Animal Health.
Eustace said keeper staff have been regularly training Doppsee to acclimate her to ultrasounds and this has enabled confirmation of the pregnancy via ultrasound.
If the pregnancy is successful, Doppsee will be due to deliver sometime late in December.
Animal care and veterinary staff will continue to monitor Doppsee through her pregnancy.
Potter Park Zoo will keep everyone updated through regular posts on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and blog as we continue to learn more about this important pregnancy!