3.9k Share this

PRAGUE — A Czech zoo has welcomed a critically endangered eastern black rhinoceros baby that has taken the name of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv in honor of that country’s resistance to invading Russian forces.

The rhino was born early on March 4 in the Dvur Kralove zoo, a rare occurrence for the facility even if it has the most rhinos belonging to the subspecies.

“The name is another expression of our support for the Ukrainian heroes,“ zoo Director Premysl Rabas said.

Kyiv’s mother Eva has been taking care of him in a best possible way, the zoo said, with the baby gaining 1 kilogram (2.20 pounds) a day. It currently weighs about 50 kilograms (110 pounds) .

Poaching has reduced the number of the eastern black rhinos living in the wild to around 800. The Czech park has 14.

The rhino was born early on March 4.
The rhino was born early on March 4.
AP

Only three other such rhinos have been born in other zoos around the world in the last year.

A total of 47 eastern black rhinos have been born in Dvur Kralove since the park received the first one in 1971.

Many of them are now in various zoos around the globe but nine have been returned to Rwanda and Tanzania to live in the wild.

Source: NYPOST

3.9k Share this
You May Also Like
Henry Ayers, of Cooperstown woke up to a bear gnawing on his leg through his sleeping bag during a camping trip in upstate New York

Boy Scout, 12, wakes up to find a BEAR gnawing on his leg through his sleeping bag

‘I felt a really quick… pain in my leg’: Boy Scout, 12,…
Birth rates rises for first time in 7 years, the number of births had been decreasing by average of 2% per year prior

Birth rates rises for first time in 7 years, the number of births had been decreasing by average of 2% per year prior

The number of births increased in the United States for the first…

Kaia Gerber, Kylie Minogue, Izabel Goulart and a VERY pregnant Adriana Lima lead the red carpet

Kaia Gerber stunned in red as a very pregnant Adriana Lima led…
California mom scammed over medical grade formula for 11-year-old with rare disease amid shortage

California mom scammed over medical grade formula for 11-year-old with rare disease amid shortage

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Keely Aguilar spends her mornings and nights on…
Chicago First Alert Weather: Thunderstorms Thursday afternoon

Chicago First Alert Weather: Thunderstorms Thursday afternoon

CHICAGO (CBS)– Storms are approaching the Chicago area.  Thursday will be a…

McConnell Urges GOP to Work with Democrats on Gun Control Legislation

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Thursday “encouraged” Sen. John…
MLB suspends Josh Donaldson for 1 game for 'Jackie' comment aimed at Tim Anderson

MLB suspends Josh Donaldson for 1 game for ‘Jackie’ comment aimed at Tim Anderson

NEW YORK (CBS Chicago/CBS New York/AP) — Major League Baseball suspended Josh…

PICTURED: Missing girl, 10, who is feared to be victim of Texas elementary school massacre

A 10 year-old girl remains missing following Tuesday’s massacre at a Texas…