Cleveland Zoo announces birth of baby rhino

Welcome, baby!

The Cleveland Zoo has welcomed another youngster to its family.

After a 15-month pregnancy, one of the zoo's Eastern black rhinos gave birth to a calf Wednesday. The zoo says mother Kibbibi and baby are doing well. The zoo also says the public will get to help choose a name for the baby soon. It won't be on display for a period of time in order to cultivate a mother and baby bond.

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The calf's arrival marks the sixth Eastern black rhino born at the zoo and a seventh is expected this fall.

Eastern black rhinos are considered critically endangered as less than 750 remain in the wild, according to the zoo.