There’s a new baby at ZooTampa! A white rhino calf joins a growing family.
Born early Sunday morning, June 6th, the female calf joins her mother, 20-year-old Alake. In a few weeks, they’ll be ready to join the crash (yes, that’s the correct term for a group of rhinos). Then they’ll be able to be seen at the new Expedition Wild Africa at ZooTampa.
The baby has not yet been named. Last year, a rhino calf was named Gronk after Buccaneer tight end Rob Gronkowski. The latest calf is the 8th southern white rhino to be born at ZooTampa. The births are part of the Species Survival Plans program. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums oversees the program to save protected species.
Check out these pics of the southern white rhino calf!
BABY RHINO!!!!🦏— ZooTampa at Lowry Park (@ZooTampa) June 12, 2021
Join us in welcoming to the world a baby southern white rhino!!!! The calf was born Sunday. The female calf and her mom, 20- year-old Alake, an experienced mother, are healthy and doing well.😊❤️ #ZooTampa #babyrhino #babyanimals pic.twitter.com/oxFYBOYojq