קרנף שזה עתה נולד עם אימו
Rihanna with her newborn calf
Photo: Shira Inbar Danin
Rihanna with her newborn calf

New baby for Israel's Rihanna the rhino

The calf is the 33rd rhino born to be born at Ramat Gan Safari Park - seen as a world leader in rhino breeding - and is considered a monumental event due to the real threat of poaching the species face out in the wild

Reuters, Noa Fisher |
Published: 06.06.21 , 17:22
An Israeli zoo proudly announced the birth of a new baby rhino on Sunday to the 11-year-old Rihanna, who is now a mother of three.
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  • The calf was born at Ramat Gan Safari Park in central Israel and has become the thirty third rhino to be born at the zoo.
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    קרנף שזה עתה נולד עם אימו
    Rihanna with her newborn calf
    (Photo: Shira Inbar Danin)
    The baby male, who has not yet been named, was spotted trotting alongside his mother, the zoo said.
    The zoo will be monitoring mother and calf for health and safety, the zoo said, while they reside in a designated maternity zone for the next several weeks until the baby is strong enough to join his fellow animals in the safari's African Savanna section.
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    קרנף שזה עתה נולד עם אימו
    קרנף שזה עתה נולד עם אימו
    Rihanna with her newborn calf
    (Photo: Shira Inbar Danin)
    The rhino is of the square lipped or southern white rhinoceros breed, the most common of all rhinos.
    Though not presently classified as an endangered species, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), it still faces a considerable threat of poaching, and as such, each new breeding is considered a monumental event for rhino breeders around the world.
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    קרנף שזה עתה נולד עם אימו
    קרנף שזה עתה נולד עם אימו
    Rihanna with her newborn calf
    (Photo: Shira Inbar Danin)
    The Ramat Gan Safari houses the largest collection of wild animals in the Middle East, and its white rhinos are part of its most prized possessions, together with hippos, lions, and African and Asian elephants.
    The safari is considered the world's leader in rhino breeding.
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