A rare one-horned rhino calves is born in an Australian Zoo. Keepers have revealed his charming name

  • Taronga Western Plains Zoo Celebrates Greater One-horned Rhino Calf
  • The wild is considered vulnerable for greater one-horned rhinos 
  • In Nepal, only 3700 of these animals still exist. 

Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, NSW celebrates the birth of a larger one-horned rhino calves.

The greater one-horned rhino is considered vulnerable and only 3700 animals remain in Nepal and north east India.

The newborn was discovered by his mother Amala and kept alive in their home. They named him Hari which means “sun in Nepalese”.

The birth of a greater one-horned rhino calf is being celebrated at Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo in NSW

Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo (NSW) celebrates the birth a greater one-horned calf rhino.

Keepers discovered the newborn alongside his mum Amala in the early hours of October 17 and named him Hari, which means sun in Nepalese

In the wee hours of October 17, his mum Amala was also found dead. The baby’s parents named Hari Hari which means “sun in Nepalese”.

Katharina pollock from the keeper said that Amala is Amala’s second calf. She slowly formed a bond with him during the first day.

“She now feels very protective about him, and she doesn’t want him to be too far away from her.”

Steve Hinks from the Zoo said the birth was proof of the hard work and dedication of his team, which included veterinary and keepers who assisted in the introductions between Amala’s sire Dora and Amala.

He said, “We have an expert team that works in rhino conservation. This birth is another accomplishment for a species at risk.”

'This is Amala's second calf and she slowly bonded with him over the course of the first day,' keeper Katharina Pollock said in a statement on Tuesday

Katharina Pollock, keeper of Amala, stated in a Tuesday statement that Amala is Amala’s second calf. She slowly formed a bond with him during the first day.

Taronga Western Plains Zoo has three species of rhino in Australia: black rhino, white rhino, greater one-horned.

This is the second birth after Sabi Star, a female black rhino calf earlier in this year.

Amala, her calves are slowly bonding outside of public view. They will debut publicly within weeks.

Greater one-horned rhinos are classified as vulnerable in the wild, with just 3700 of the animals remaining in north eastern India and Nepal

With only 3700 rhinos remaining in Nepal and north east India, the Greater One-horned Rhinos are considered to be vulnerable in the wild.