Czech zoo cheers birth of endangered eastern black rhino A newly born eastern black rhino plays with a pumpkin in its enclosure at the zoo in Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Czech zoo cheers birth of endangered eastern black rhino
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An eastern black rhinoceros was born in a Czech zoo. Experts say it is a small but important step in efforts to save the animals from extinction.

Only a few hundred remain in African reserves. There they are protected from poachers. Some 140 are in European zoos.

The rhino was born on Oct. 2 in the Dvur Kralove Zoo. It boasts the greatest number of the animals in Europe.

Curator Jan Zdarek says the calf has been in good shape and will stay with her mother. Her mother’s name is Etosha. She will stay with her for at least a couple of years.

After that, she might join four others from the zoo. They were taken to their native habitat in Africa.

Zdarek says it is still not clear whether efforts to save the black rhinos will be successful.

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Why is a rhino in the Czech Republic?
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COMMENTS (45)
  • 24mjstie
    11/13/2017 - 11:05 a.m.

    They are there because they where born there.Another reason is that there is only a few hundred remain in the African reserves. And is they are getting killed be porters for there rhino horns. Also they are only a few steps away from being extinct. It was one of the greatest number of the animals in Europe. But now there is only 140 left in there zoos.

  • 24lclabo
    11/13/2017 - 11:05 a.m.

    The Rhino is in Czech Republic because the species in endangered. I don't get why poachers go after such beautiful animals. I wish that the Black Rhino wasn't endangered. Black Rhinos are beautiful!

  • 24tatack
    11/13/2017 - 11:07 a.m.

    That is where it is safe. They want it safe because they are very endangered and almost extinct. They are super cute and poachers want to kill them. If they are at a zoo, they can't be harmed. I also like how they are keeping it with its mom.

  • 24mgblum
    11/13/2017 - 11:13 a.m.

    Rinos are so cute. It's sad that rinos get poatched for their ivory. It's so sad. They are also endangered. They are soooo cute.

  • 24kmjohn
    11/13/2017 - 11:13 a.m.

    .Who named the baby Rhino?
    .Why is the Black Rhino endangered?
    .Why is she donated to a different zoo or habitat?
    .They are so cute?

  • 24lkmalo
    11/13/2017 - 11:13 a.m.

    A rhino is in the Czech Republic because it is at a zoo to be protected from poachers. It will stay with its mother for a few years and then may be transported to Africa to live with 4 other elephants. Rhinos are very cute! I hope they do not become extinct. Hopefully the results to save rhinos are successful.

  • 24lmsove
    11/13/2017 - 12:59 p.m.

    It is in Czech Republic because I twas born their.
    It will join four others from the zoo.
    It will remain a couple more years with her mother.
    They are endangered.
    Only a few hundred remain in Africa.

  • 24smdrie
    11/13/2017 - 01:04 p.m.

    The reason a rhino is in the Czech zoo. The rhinos are there because there are only a few hundred left. They are critically endangered and they need all the help they can get. The reason they are there is so they can give birth and help there numbers. This is why they are in the zoos they are endangered and they need help.

  • 24ljwitt
    11/14/2017 - 10:28 a.m.

    Im glad they are protecting the black Rhino's from the prochers

  • 24tmcumm
    11/14/2017 - 10:33 a.m.

    140 of them are in zoos
    born october 2nd
    they will succsesfull its there natrul habitat
    greatist number of animals

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