Israel zoo announces rare white rhino birth
February 06 2017 10:36 PM
Rami, a two-week-old white rhinoceros, is pictured with his mother, Rihanna, at the Ramat Gan Safari zoo near Tel Aviv yesterday.


A zoo in central Israel yesterday announced the rare birth of a white rhinoceros, an endangered species.
Rami, a male, was born several days ago in the Ramat Gan zoological centre and safari park following an 18-month pregnancy, spokeswoman Sagit Horowitz said.
Rihanna, his seven-and-a-half-year-old mother originally from South Africa, mated with four-year-old Atari in the 100-hectare park.
Rihanna belongs to the southern white rhinoceros subspecies native to southern Africa, of which some 20,000 remain globally. There are 14 rhinos in Ramat Gan.

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