While many of us were waiting for the arrival of Santa on Christmas Eve, the Toronto Zoo was welcoming a much-anticipated new guest of their own. Zohari, the zoo's seven-year-old white rhinoceros, gave birth to a male calf — the first white rhino born at the zoo in 27 years. The zoo reports the calf is big, strong, and a healthy eater, weighing in at 62.3 kilograms. They also noted he has rather hairy ears.
I KNOW!!! Aren't they precious? That face! Those ears!!! Those toes!!! <3— The Claudia Burcke (@ClaudiaBurcke) December 28, 2017
Just so I can temper my kids’ expectations: likely not visible to the public until late spring, right?— erikmissio (@erikmissio) December 28, 2017
He isn't viewable to the public at this time, but when he's ready to make his debut we will be sure to make an announcement 🦏— The Toronto Zoo (@TheTorontoZoo) December 28, 2017
How come the rhino babies are born late December/early January?— ChyaBoi (@JRonerer) December 28, 2017
A white rhino’s gestation period is about 425-496 days, so it varies depending on when breeding occurs.— The Toronto Zoo (@TheTorontoZoo) December 28, 2017
Beautiful especially knowing Rhino’s are endangered because of poachers & trophy hunting nice to know she will get to raise her baby❤️— Big Cats (@big_catsf) December 28, 2017
Poor baby will live in captivity for the rest of his life. He should be in a sanctuary, not a zoo. Animals are not meant to be our entertainment.— BunnyIncognito (@LapinDeFluff) December 29, 2017
Wouldn't it be nice to see these animals in wild rather than cages. I mean where they not created to be in wild.— सिद्धार्थ (@mail_sid2002) December 28, 2017
It would be. However, they are endangered because of poaching and habitat loss. Get humans to stop poaching and destroying their habitats, and maybe zoos wouldn't be needed.— dave m (@DaveMugford) December 28, 2017
Congrats on the little one!!— Backstop5 (@Backstop5) December 28, 2017
Just a day earlier, the Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam, Holland welcomed a little black rhino named Naima!! How about that!
H/T - Twitter