Moyo the Black Rhino Turns One Month Old
Who knew baby rhinos could be so cute? Moyo shows us just how adorable they can be.
The black rhino calf Moyo is the newest addition to the Saint Louis Zoo and celebrates his first month in STL June 17. According to the zoo website, he is the second rhino of his kind born at the zoo in 26 years.
Moyo, which means “heart” in Swahili, has been doing well breaking in his new home at the zoo and he’s had several landmark moments so far. He can be seen weighing in, practicing charging, drinking from his mother’s trough, and taking a bath all on the zoo’s YouTube page.
In addition to now being an important part of the zoo community, he is also part of the black rhino program through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. This program manages a healthy population of black rhinos in zoos all over the country, and this includes all of the black rhinos at the Saint Louis Zoo. Conservation efforts for the black rhino has been backed by over 70 AZA-accredited zoos over the last seven years, which includes investing in conservation efforts. There are currently 60 Eastern black rhinos in 26 AZA institutions with the addition of Moyo.
Only one month old and he has already captured the hearts of so many. To keep updated on all of his activity as he grows, as well as everything else happening at the St. Louis Zoo, check out their Facebook and Twitter.
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Photo courtesy of the Saint Louis Zoo Facebook page.