A new black rhino calf has been born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
The calf, which hasn’t been named, is the second black rhino calf to be born at the zoo this year.
Keeper Scott Smith said to have a calf born in one year was special, to have two was very exciting.
“The birth occurred in the early hours of Halloween, following a 15-month gestation period for Bakhita. It was a smooth delivering and the calf is strong, healthy and well,” he said.
It’s the biggest black rhino calf to have been born at the zoo, weighing in at between 30 to 40 kilograms.
Mr Smith said at two-week-old the calf was already showing confidence and interacting with keepers via an opening.
The calf and mother Bakhita will remain behind-the-scenes until early next year.