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, where they must be protected from poachers. Some 140 are in European zoos.

The rhino was born on Oct. 2 in the Dvur Kralove Zoo, which 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, Etosha. She will stay with her for at least a couple of years.

After that, she might join four others from the zoo that 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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COMMENTS (45)
  • PriscillaD-del
    10/31/2017 - 04:48 p.m.

    This story was about the endangered black rhino giving birth. This is great because obviously the black rhino is an endangered species. The fact that it gave birth to a baby rhino is amazing.

  • David M-del
    10/31/2017 - 06:27 p.m.

    These rhinos are almost gone 140 of them are keep in a zoo.

  • EsmeraldaV-del
    10/31/2017 - 06:42 p.m.

    An eastern black rhinoceros was born in the Czech Republic. More specifically, a Czech zoo. Only about 140 remain in European zoos, while a few hundred are in African reserves. After the zoo takes care of the rhino(s), they take the rhinos to their native habitat to survive there.

  • MarianaG-del
    10/31/2017 - 07:21 p.m.

    This article was very effective and good it was about a baby rhino being born. The rhino will stay with her mom. It was very short but sweet.

  • SamanthaM-del1
    10/31/2017 - 07:31 p.m.

    An eastern black rhinoceros was born in the Czech Republic zoo. Experts say it is a small but important step in efforts to save the animals from extinction. The zoo boasts the greatest numbers of animals in Europe.

  • RushB-del
    10/31/2017 - 07:45 p.m.

    A rhino is in the Czech Republic because of the poachers who are endangering animals such as rhinos for their tusks

  • JadeR-del
    10/31/2017 - 07:49 p.m.

    A rhino was born in the Czech Republic because the rhino was born in a zoo so that it can be protected from poachers and any others that mean to cause their species harm. The rhino might join 4 others in another zoo who were taken from their native habitat in Africa.

  • JasminderK-del
    10/31/2017 - 07:52 p.m.

    The rhino is in the Czech Republic in a preserve in order to try to help the species not get extinct through poaching.

  • SarahT-del
    10/31/2017 - 08:10 p.m.

    It's upsetting that people dont understand the importance of animals. They kill them without hesitating and its really sad. I hope this rhino and other endangered species founded by this company will be okay and not have to experience their death soon.

  • AngelinaB-del
    10/31/2017 - 08:23 p.m.

    This article is about saving an endangered species. This endangered species,an eastern black rhinoceros, is currently being protected at African reserves. A baby rhino was just born on October 2nd and is currently with her mother at Dvur Kralove Zoo. I found this article very interesting. It informed me about another endangered species in the world.

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