Baby Indian rhinoceros at Toronto zoo makes first public appearance
The calf is the first Indian rhinoceros born at the zoo in 16 years
The youngest member of the Toronto Zoo's roster of adorable baby animals — a three-week-old rhinoceros — had his grand public debut this morning.
The three-week-old calf waddled around excitedly alongside his mother Asha in the maternity exhibit inside the Indian Rhino Habitat at the Toronto Zoo.
The Indian rhinoceros lives in a few parts of Nepal and India and is considered a vulnerable species due to habitat degradation and poaching.
The zoo has said there are only about 2,000 of these animals left in the wild.
The calf is the first one born at the zoo in 16 years.
He will be on display at the zoo March 12-20 between 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.