BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Western New Yorkers can meet the Buffalo Zoo’s rhino calf on Monday. The exhibit will have viewing hours every day from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
The rhino calf named Monica will be in the Indian rhinoceros exhibit yard. Monica and her mother, Tashi, has been in the space and zoo keepers are confident in the calf’s ability to safely navigate the terrain.
Tashi gave birth to the 144 pounds calf on June 5 at the zoo. A frozen specimen from Jimmy, a male rhino who died in 2004 at the Cincinnati Zoo, was used to artificially inseminate Tashi.
There are only 59 Indian rhinos in captivity in North America, and only around 2,500 remain in the wild.
If you are visiting the zoo specifically for this exhibit, you can call the zoo and confirm the schedule: 716-837-3900.