Meet Ashakiran, the Adorable Indian Rhino Born at the Toronto Zoo
Welcome to the world little one. Our Indian rhino Ashakiran gave birth to a male calf on 02/17. The calf appears to be healthy and feeding well, but the first 30 days are critical and staff will continue to monitor them both closely. #TORhinoBaby #TObabyboom #savingspecies
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The Toronto Sun shared this is Asha’s first surviving calf. Previously the rhino had given birth to a stillborn in 2011 and has had trouble maintaining a pregnancy since then. Together with the help and partnership of the Cincinnati Zoo and oral progesterone, she was able to carry the rhino to full term.