For the first time in the 100 year history of Potter Park Zoo, a black rhino calf has been born at the zoo. At 5:40 a.m. Dec. 24, 2019 Doppsee, the zoo’s 12-year old female black rhino gave birth to her very first calf, a male. The animal care and veterinary staff at the zoo report that the calf stood up about an hour and a half after birth and appears to be nursing well.
Mother and calf are bonding behind the scenes in the rhino barn at Potter Park Zoo and will not be visible to the public until weather allows in the spring of 2020. The zoo will be posting regular updates including pictures and video of Doppsee and the calf on their Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as the Potter Park Zoo blog.
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