Kapuki, a black rhino, was born at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago celebrates the birth of a black rhino, an endangered species. "After 15 months of pregnancy and relatively fast labor, we are excited to announce that Kapuki has given birth," the zoo announced in the first of a series of tweets with photos attached to update on mom's health status. The zoo has made it known that they are monitored remotely but that there are veterinarians always ready in case of need.
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