Magashi, an eastern black rhino born on march 4 at the zoo of Dvur Kralove (Czech Republic), presented to society this Tuesday, represents another drop of hope for preserving an endangered subspecies.
An estimated 800 copies of the oriental “diceros bicornis”a population decimated by indiscriminate poaching since the 1970s.
From that moment on, a conservation program aimed at this subspecies began at Dvur Kralove, about 150 kilometers east of Prague, which involved sending thirteen young specimens to Europe, which allowed Since then, 39 specimens have been born.
This has allowed the zoo to bring many of these animals back to their natural habitat in reserves Rwanda and Tanzania.
Dvur Kralove has seen the birth of three new animals in the last year, half of those born in the world in captivity.
magashi was born with 36 kilos and his parents are Maisha, a Dvur Kralove female who has foaled for the fourth time, and Embu, a male stallion arrived in 2020 from Chester Zoo (England).
The Little Rhino”gain a pound of weight every day and when he is one year old he will weigh around 500 kilos,” his caretaker told EFE.
At the moment he depends on his mother’s breastfeeding, although she too receive pieces of fruit and vegetablesproperly chopped.
For a year and a half Magashi and his mother will share a roof in their cubicle, isolated from the rest of the community.
From that moment the calf will be able to share the exit spaces with the others, with a group that currently consists of fifteen animals.
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