Every mom can agree, after you’ve given birth, is is virtually impossible to get any time to yourself.
If you do get some alone time, it is a mere 60 seconds before your little one realizes that they can’t see you!
One mama rhino in Australia is learning this firsthand, if she didn’t already know. After giving birth to a healthy, 55-pound baby girl, she’s experiencing the happiness that comes with a new baby.
But her little one is also adamant that she stays right by her mama’s side! Wherever mama rhino goes, she goes too.
The baby rhino is not yet on display to visitors at the zoo as she’s still too young, but this time will be spent bonding with her mama.
As rhinos are endangered, zookeepers say that this little one will be important in the conservation of her species. Congrats to this mama rhino and her special little girl!
If you love to see rhino babies happy and doing well, you’ll also enjoy this video of a little rhino snuggled up in a blanket and enjoying some nice, warm milk.
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Soon, it will be able to keep up with its mother’s pace. Within the first few hours of its life, it will begin to suckle milk from its mother, which it will continue to do until about 18 months of age. The mother will allow her calf to drink milk exclusive for the first week or two. After that, she will take it to areas with soft grass and teach it to eat the young, juicy vegetation of the area.
The rhino calf is born without a horn. Its only protection comes from its mother, who seems to delight in caring for her new addition. This is notable because rhinos are generally solitary animals, preferring to be alone than to move and live in a herd. However, this does not stop the female from being a loving and attentive mother to her calves.