Black rhino calf Moyo plays at St. Louis Zoo
St. Louis zoo officials announced Monday that an endangered black rhinoceros gave birth to a male calf on Wednesday.
“Moyo (pronounced MOY-oh), which means “heart” in Swahili, is the second offspring for mother Kati Rain (pronounced Katie Rain) and father Ajabu (pronounced ah-JAH-boo),” zoo officials wrote in a Facebook post.
The rhino’s care team said the calf is doing well and being looked after by his mother behind the scenes in River’s Edge.
They have not announced a date when Moyo will make his public debut.
According to worldwildlife.org, European hunters are responsible the declining populations of black rhino as they’d kill as many as six rhinos per day for food and amusement. The group lists the black rhino has critically endangered with fewer than 5,000 alive.