Endangered Black Rhino Born at Dvůr Králové Zoo

Endangered Black Rhino Born at Dvůr Králové Zoo

Dvůr Králové Zoo is currently responsible for the last three northern white rhinoceroses in the world, who had lived in the Czech Republic but were moved to Kenya in 2009.

The Zoo, which specializes in African species, also has a number of black rhinoceroses, a species that is currently classified as critically endangered.



And now, they have one more: on Thursday, June 9, female black rhino Jasmine – who was born at the Zoo six years ago – gave birth to a healthy baby.

The father, Dave, is on loan from Zoo Krefeld in Germany. He’s sired 10 children, three at Dvůr Králové Zoo.

The newborn becomes the 16th of his species at the Zoo, and there are more on the way: two of the Zoo’s other females are currently pregnant.

Earlier today, the Zoo posted video of the birth to their YouTube channel:


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David Park was born and raised in Baltimore and has been living in the Czech Republic since 2009 after studying journalism in Prague. No stranger to controversial topics, feel free to comment on his articles and let him know how you *really* feel.

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