Big Baby

A rare black rhinoceros calf, born on Dec. 9, is seen with his mother Maisha at a zoo in the Czech city of Dvur Kralove nad Labem. (David Tanecek, January 4, 2018). More on the story here.


  1. Beautiful baby! We need more. 👏

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  2. Good news!

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  3. beautiful!

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  4. Little fella has no idea how special he really is. Adorable, and worthy of an ‘awwww baby.’ Mimi will take care of that shortly, I’m sure of it. 😁

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  5. And can i hear a chorus of ‘awwwww baby!’?? How precious is he?

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  6. But I‘m still also thinking of the corpse in the arms of that other post of yours where the mum got killed for her horn….. That really had me in tears and will be haunting for long!

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  7. That’s one big baby!

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  8. Valerie Meluskey says:

    Precious, slippery baby–welcome to the world! So glad these zookeepers are so well-trained and able to nurture these wonderful creatures…and so-o heart-warmed that they will eventually be sent back to their African habitat. Thanks for the good news, David!

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  9. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    ‘A rare black rhinoceros calf’ … nature is simply amazing!!

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  10. This one, born, though in captivity, will up the numbers. And cannot replace the other one killed uselessly but still offers a little bit of hope.

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  11. What sweet souls! More, please! Cher xo

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  12. It’s such a shame Rhinos will soon only be seen in zoos. They are so ugly their cute. 🙂

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  13. I, share the same feeling and thoughts that you and Kiki state…the earlier 12/22 image “Soul Crushing” I don’t like that men did this and another man who helps wild animals was too late this time to intervene and the photo of him gently holding the dead baby rhino is such a sad sight… it is a battle cry for the need for further protection from ruthless poachers. Thankful for the zoo program in Czech Republic.

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