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Baby southern white rhinoceros

In 2000 Auckland Zoo received a pair of adult southern white rhinos from South Africa. The female was pregnant, and in February 2001 she gave birth to a healthy female. At birth, baby white rhinos weigh about 50 kilograms.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Zoos and aquariums - Zoos in the 21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/18445/baby-southern-white-rhinoceros (accessed 29 July 2021)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008