San Diego Zoo’s baby white southern rhino is thriving at the safari park

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Zoo’s newest resident, Edward, the southern white rhino, is getting accustomed to San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center.

The baby rhino is the first southern white rhino calf born via artificial insemination in the country. San Diego Zoo officials hope the historic birth can help genetically recover the northern white rhino species, a distant subspecies of which only two remain on Earth — both female.

In the meantime, Edward is enjoying his new home with his mom Victoria by his side.

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