Discussion in 'Australia' started by zooboy28, 2 Nov 2015.
Australia's first ever Indian Rhino calf - a male - was born Sunday!
TWPZ's Facebook anouncement:
Wooooooo ! Congrats to all keepers at TWPZ, and of course Amala and Dora!
EDIT: Here is a press release by the zoo: https://taronga.org.au/media/media-...-welcomes-first-greater-one-horned-rhino-calf
Oh WOW! That is fantastic news. I saw the new thread title, thought "lum te tum, Indian rhino calf... wait - Western Plains Zoo!?"
Quoting myself from http://www.zoochat.com/24/exotic-mammals-australian-zoos-415741/
Are these the only Indian rhinos in Australia or are there other zoos keeping this species ? BTW fantastic news !
TWPZ is the only zoo to hold the species in Australasia, so the total population here is now 3!
I don't know if any other zoos are interested in keeping the species, white rhinos are most common here by far, while black rhinos are also bred at TWPZ and spare males at one or two other zoos. It would be great to see both Indian and black rhinos well established, in addition to whites, but I'm not sure that is possible with the spaces available.
Congratulations to all at the park, one of an elite group now that has bred 3 species of rhino.
short article here, with some photos and a video: Taronga Western Plains Zoo's baby Indian rhino follows his mum everywhere | Daily Mail Online
Congratulations Dubbo (and Australia!)
And another article about the birth :
Meet the First Greater One-horned Rhino Born in Australia - ZooBorns
considering how fantastic and mythical they look, I would love to see more Aussie zoos have them. Congrats to Dubbo for three out three species bred.
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