RHINO BORN IN THE USA

West Palm Beach-FL –Lion Country Safari’s newest BIG addition of spring, a 155-pound female Southern White Rhinoceros calf is now on display in the rhino maternity area of the drive-through safari.

The baby was born on April 6, 2013 to mom Bloom after 16 months of gestation. She has been named Anna, after rhino conservationist Anna Merz, who passed away on April 4th. Merz was one of the founders of The Lewa Conservancy which was started to help save and conserve the Rhinos of Kenya and has grown to help conserve many species of birds and mammals in Africa.

Of the 5 species of rhinos (White, Black, Indian, Sumatran and Javan) the white rhino is the most abundant with approximately 20,150 alive today but all 5 species are in peril due mostly to poaching

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