This Baby Rhino Was Born Just in Time for World Rhino Day
There isn't a more appropriate (and positive!) way to celebrate World Rhino Day than with the birth of a new baby calf. Safari tour service andBeyond and Rhinos Without Borders—an organization that translocates rhinos from high-risk regions—shared the very first footage of Botswana's newest addition: the offspring of a rhino that was relocated from South Africa earlier this year.
This birth is a huge deal for the organization, considering they're faced with a huge task: 393 rhinos were killed in the first four months of 2015—that breaks down to one rhino killed every seven hours. This news is a step in a much more positive direction for the entire species. Meet the new (and entirely adorable) rhino in the quick video above.
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