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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo gives public first look at baby rhino, launches naming opportunity

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo gave us a first look at a female rhino calf that was born Aug. 20.

The baby was born to mother, Igne, and father, Forrest. This will be the first time the public will be able to see the new calf, who was bonding behind-the-scenes with her mother.

Wednesday, the public was able to see the little calf for the first time.

The zoo also launched a naming opportunity for the rhino. Guests can cast their vote at the rhino habitat at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo or online with a donation to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo through the Future for Wildlife Fund.

Guests can choose between the following names:

— Nia, meaning purpose
— Daliz, meaning flower
— Zina, meaning free spirit

**Click here to vote online**

The zoo says the mother and her calf are doing well and have been under constant watch by the zoo’s animal care team.

More here. 

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