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SOS Rhino : In the News : Rare rhino born at Wichita zoo

Rare rhino born at Wichita zoo

  Associated Press
Posted on Sat, Nov. 13, 2004

WICHITA, Kan. - Visitors to the Sedgwick County Zoo were introduced to the latest addition Saturday.

Kati Rain, a female rhinoceros calf, was born Nov. 5, and now can be viewed by zoo visitors.

The rhino is part of a rare breed. Only 72 black rhinoceroses exist in North America, said Christan Baumer, a marketing and public relations manager at the zoo. There are fewer than 2,000 worldwide.

Kati Rain and her mother, 6-year-old BiBi, came to Kansas from a Japanese zoo three years ago. They are in the zoo's Veldt building, also home to elephants and giraffes.

The newborn rhino weighs about 60 pounds.

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