A white rhinoceros was born in a zoo in northeastern France. It is a species classified “Near Threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The rhinoceros was born on Wednesday at the zoo in Hogondange. He’s a male named Mosl. He is the third child of 21-year-old Tala.
Zoo staff described her as “very gentle, she protects Mosla and knows how to look after him after birth to help him discover the space around him.” The garden shared the footage of the baby rhino’s first moments with his mother.
White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) naturally occur in central and southern Africa. 18,000 individuals live in protected areas in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Kenya.
Currently, this species is classified as “Near Threatened” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. It is one of the five species of rhino that are not threatened with extinction.
Main photo source: Reuters