Rhinoceros delivery live on webcam

17th October 2011, Comments 0 comments

Saar, an Indian rhinoceros at the Amersfoort Zoo, is scheduled to deliver her baby in just a few weeks.

The special event can be watched live via the internet. Saar’s caretakers have installed a hidden camera in the stable which is to serve as a delivery room.

When she gives birth, Saar will have been pregnant for about 480 days. Rhinoceros are critically endangered in the wild, which is why the birth of a baby rhino in a zoo is a joyful event.

Impregnating Saar was not easy, the Amersfoort Zoo says. She and her partner Zimon were less than enthusiastic in their efforts, however, research and persistence eventually led to success. Saar is expected to give birth to her first calf in mid November.

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