Zoo announces historic birth of endangered Indian Rhino calf

OMAHA – Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium on Wednesday announced the birth of an Indian rhinoceros calf — the first rhino calf born in the zoo’s 120-year history.

According to zoo director and CEO Dennis Pate, the birth of this calf is important to preserve the endangered species.

The calf was born Friday and weighs 140 pounds.

The newborn and his mother are not available for viewing yet but the baby does have a name, which will be released at the Zoo’s biennial fundraiser next week.

Indian rhinos are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation with an estimated 3,500 left and 82 living in the United States.