Baby rhino gal­lops into pub­lic view

The New Age (Northern Cape) - - NEWS -

SIN­GA­PORE: A baby white rhino has made his first foray into the spotlight, gal­lop­ing into a pub­lic en­clo­sure at Sin­ga­pore Zoo af­ter be­ing given a name – Oban, which means King in the African Yoruba lan­guage. The calf had spent the first few weeks of his life bond­ing with his mother in pri­vate, but when he reached one-month old, zookeep­ers de­cided it was time to in­tro­duce Oban to the pub­lic en­clo­sure, home to an­other six white rhi­nos. Af­ter mov­ing in early Wed­nes­day morn­ing, the cu­ri­ous young­ster frol­icked around and chased birds as he got to know his new sur­round­ings. His mother, Donsa, who is 32 years old and has had 11 calves, kept a watch­ful eye. Ini­tially he will spend just two hours a day in the pub­lic eye. – AFP

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