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Baby Eastern Black Rhino Born At Lincoln Park Zoo

The calf, who does not yet have a name, was born to Kapuki Sunday evening.

Kapuki gave birth Sunday evening after 15 months of pregnancy, according to a post on the Lincoln Park Zoo's Facebook.
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CHICAGO — An eastern black rhino calf was born Sunday evening to mom Kapuki at Lincoln Park Zoo after 15 months of pregnancy, according to the zoo.

The calf is currently unnamed and its sex hasn’t been determined. Zoo staffers are monitoring the animals from remote cameras, according to the zoo. Until further notice, the animals will not be visible to the public.

“Kapuki’s maternal instincts kicked right in and she has been seen tending to the calf,” a Sunday Facebook post from the zoo reads.

The zoo later reported that the calf stood up 53 minutes after birth.

The zoo will continue to post updates on its social media.

Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo
Kapuki’s calf stood up Sunday night at only 53 minutes old, according to the zoo’s Facebook page.
Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo
A file photo of Kapuki.