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SOS Rhino : In the News : Metrozoo's New Baby Rhino Makes Debut Wednesday

Metrozoo's New Baby Rhino Makes Debut Wednesday

  It's a girl
She weighed 91.6 pounds at birth
Jul 18, 2006 3:43 pm US/Eastern

(CBS4 News) SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE Break out the pink. The Miami Metrozoo is celebrating the arrival of a new little girl, but this little girl isnft so little. The endangered baby black rhinoceros weighed 91.6 pounds when she was born on Saturday morning. The still unnamed baby will make her public debut on Wednesday on the Black Rhinoceros exhibit at Metrozoo. Itfs the first baby for mother, Circe, a 6-year old rhino who carried the baby for 15 months. The black rhino is an endangered species because of excessive poaching in its native Africa.

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