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Australia Zoo's new baby rhino calf

Australia Zoo's new baby rhino calf born AEST 3.15am Tuesday 12 April 2011.


Manu Ludden, Head of Australia Zoo's Africa Department, said the female calf, weighing between 50 and 60 kilos, is doing extremely well, and has already started feeding from her proud mother Caballe (pronounced KA-BARL-EE).

"Our little Rhino Calf was on the move immediately after being born and she has already had at least three good long feeds,"

"She is a really active little girl, and we couldn't be happier with her progress.

"Mum is also doing well. She is super relaxed and she seems quite content with her new little calf,"


Caballe has been with Australia Zoo since August 2010 after she travelled from Hamilton Zoo in New Zealand. Caballe is a Southern White Rhinoceros which is listed as Near Threatened by IUCN due to continued poaching threats and the high illegal demand for its horn.

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Taken on May 4, 2011