Greater One-Horned Rhino Calf Debuts at San Diego Safari Park | NBC 7 San Diego

Greater One-Horned Rhino Calf Debuts at San Diego Safari Park

This species of rhino has been listed as vulnerable because of poaching and sales of rhino horn.

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    A 9-week old calf is now among the greater one-horned rhinos on exhibit at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

    Anandi, whose name means "joyful" in Hindi, debuted Monday in the park's 40-acre Asian Plains exhibit.

    The calf was born February 24 and has been kept off exhibit with her mother, Alta, so the two could bond, according to a park news release.

    The young one’s young, pink skin was visible under the folds of her thickening, armor-like, top layer of skin that appears as more of a gray color.

    This species of rhino has been listed as vulnerable because of poaching and sales of rhino horn. Their habitat is also being encroached, according to the park.

    An estimated 3,300 greater one-horned rhinos remain in the wild. Of those, more than 70 percent live at Kaziranga National Park in India.

    Anandi is the 69th greater one-horned rhino born at the Safari Park since 1975, the park said in a news release.