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Rhino Izala gave birth to a healthy calf on Thursday, 10th of August 2017

Rhino Izala gave birth to a healthy calf on Thursday, 10th of August 2017. This is Izala’s second pregnancy. After carrying her first young for 17 months it was unfortunately stillborn. This was Izala’s second pregnancy. After carrying her first young for 17 months it was unfortunately stillborn.

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Long pregnancy

The gestation period for a square-lipped rhinoceros is sixteen to eighteen months. Because the animals are naturally very large, it is difficult to predict when a young will be born without performing an internal ultrasound. An adult female rhino easily weighs 2,000 kilo.

 

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