The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens’ two-day-old black rhinoceros is nursing well and is active and healthy, according to a report posted on Wednesday, July 19. The sex of the rhino, named Kendi, has yet to be confirmed.
The zoo said part of Kendi’s umbilical cord can still be seen in a video released on Wednesday, which will dry up and fall off like with a human.
Kendi was born on Monday after mom Seyia’s 15-month gestation period. Kendi is the fifth eastern black rhino born in North America in the last two years.
The black rhinos are classified as critically endangered because of poaching and habitat loss. Fewer than 5,000 black rhinos remain in the world, and about 60 of them are managed in North American zoos. Credit: YouTube/Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens via Storyful