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Baby rhino checks out new digs at Henry Doorly Zoo

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Posted at 10:28 AM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 12:01:55-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — This morning at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, an Indian rhinoceros calf named Marshall checked out his permanent home in the Asian Highlands Exhibit.

The zoo says the calf and his mother will have the option to be indoors or outdoors.

The calf was born to parents Hellary and Jontu last month and is a big deal according to zoo officials.

Dennis Pate, Zoo Director and CEO, said, “This is one of the most important births for the Zoo in recent history. It counts when it comes to sustaining this species in zoos, it counts as a backup to vulnerable wild populations, and it counts in drawing people to include animals as part of our heritage.”