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Rare baby rhino born at Zoo Miami

Posted at 1:01 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 13:01:03-04

MIAMI, Fla. — Zoo Miami has welcomed its latest addition: a rare baby rhino!

Akuti, a 7-year-old Greater One-Horned Indian Rhinoceros, gave birth around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Zoo officials said this is a historic birth, as it's the first successful birth of this species in the world from induced ovulation and artificial insemination.

This is Akuti's first baby. The newborn rhino's father is 18-year-old Suru.

Zoo Miami said the baby rhino, which doesn't have a name yet, appears to be healthy and doing well. Akuti and her baby will likely go on public display in a few weeks.

There are fewer than 3,000 Indian rhinos left in the wild, according to zoo officials.

For more information about Zoo Miami and its conservation efforts, click here.