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The Saint Louis Zoo has announced that a black rhinoceros calf was born to first-time parents, mother Kati Rain and father Ajabu in St. Louis on January 14, 2011. Weighing 120-1/2 pounds, the little male is nursing well and being cared for by his mother, according to Zoo staff. This is the first black rhino calf to be born at the Saint Louis Zoo in 20 years. In all, eight black rhino calves have been born at the Zoo. The black rhino has experienced the most drastic decline of any rhino species. In 1970, it was thought there were about 65,000 black rhinos in Africa. By 1993, there were only 2,300 survivors in the wild. Black rhinos are heavily poached, because it is thought in many Asian countries that the rhino horn has medicinal uses. UPI/Saint Louis Zoo
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A two week old reticulated giraffe trots around his pen as the newest addition to the St. Louis Zoo in St. Louis on September 24, 2010. Weighing 136 pounds and standing over 6 feet tall, this baby is the seventh calf for Susie and Dexter.The giraffe is the tallest living land animal, with females reaching a height of 14 to 16 feet and males towering at 16 to 18 feet. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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Baby burrowing owls are seen on August 18, 2009 at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington. UPI/Mehgan Murphy/National Zoo
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The new Red panda cub is seen after it was born on June 16, 2010 at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington. Mother Shama gave birth to a single cub, the first for both of the Zoo's red pandas and the first red panda cub born at the National Zoo in Washington in 15 years. UPI/Mehgan Murphy/National Zoo
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Atlantic bottlenose baby dolphin calves born in May and June, swim with their mothers, at the Dolphin Discovery area in Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, California, on July 2, 2010. The first male calve was, born on May 23 to its 23-year-old mother Jasmine and second male was born on June 7 to its 30-year-old mother Chelsea. UPI/Ken James
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