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Our zookeepers said goodbye to the rhino baby
2020. 09. 09.

The Indian rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis) that was first born in Hungary have travelled away from Sóstó Zoo. 

The calf was born with natural conception after sixteen months of pregnancy in September 26th, 2018 and now he will be 2 years old the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) places him in another zoo.

Currently there are three adult Indian rhinoceros live in the Nyíregyháza Zoo: the youngest 9 years old mature female, Aruna came from Berlin in 2014, the 16 years old male, Hans came from Nürnberg in 2006 and the 12 years old mother, Jasmin who came from Belgium-Planckendael to Sóstó Zoo.

The pachyderm that was born 2 years ago is a zoological sensation because they reproduce extremely difficult with natural conception at closed conditions.

The daily life and growth of the little rhinoceros has been monitored by our experts since his birth. The calf was born with the weight of 60 kilograms and is now nearly 1 ton at 2 years old.

Based on the decision of the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) the little rhino was moved to Szeged Zoo where he can have a dynasty in the newly built rhino’s enclosure.

Click here for the moments of transportation: https://youtu.be/tNqcIoLM5R0