Baby White Rhinoceros Welcomed At Disney's Animal Kingdom

White rhinos may be the world's second largest land animal, but they are an endangered species with a near-threatened status. That's why it's especially happy news that Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park just welcomed a brand new baby white rhinoceros to the family. The yet-to-be-named rhino is expected to make his debut on the savanna in the coming weeks. Guests aboard the park's Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction will then have a chance to see the calf in its habitat.

Baby White Rhinoceros Welcomed At Disney's Animal KingdomBaby White Rhinoceros Welcomed At Disney's Animal Kingdom

After a 16-month long pregnancy, a bouncing baby boy was born to mom Kendi, who just happens to be the first rhino born at Disney's Animal Kingdom back in 1999. Kendi is an experienced mom who has welcomed other calfs into the crash at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Did you know that a heard of rhinoceros is called a crash? That's about the cutest think ever! Well... maybe not quite as cute as the baby.

Kendi and CalfKendi and Calf

Baby rhinos can weigh up to 140 pounds at birth and this little fella was standing and walking around right by mom within the first hour of being born, Calf and mother are doing well under the keepers' watchful eyes as the two rest, nurse and bond during these critical moments. This birth marks the overall 11th white rhino calf born at Walt Disney World Resort as part of the Species Survival Plans overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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