Chester Zoo Welcomes Birth of Endangered Rhino Calf

Staff at Chester Zoo in England welcomed the birth of a critically endangered eastern black rhino calf on October 29.

The birth followed mum Ema Elsa’s 15-month pregnancy, and was captured on the zoo’s CCTV cameras.

Chester Zoo launched a poll on its Facebook page to name the calf. Options include Kasulu – a town in Tanzania; Koshi – meaning “to try”; and Kaari – meaning “young girl”.

“The birth of a critically endangered eastern black rhino is always very special,” said Andrew McKenzie, team manager of rhinos at Chester Zoo.

“‘And to be able to watch on camera as a calf is born is an incredible privilege – with rhino numbers so, so low it, sadly, isn’t something that’s captured very often,” he added. Credit: Chester Zoo via Storyful