Baby White Rhino Bounds Around in San Diego

Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Kayode the southern white rhino was born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

His name means “he brings joy,” and he’s certainly living up to it already.

Kayode, a baby southern white rhinoceros, was born on Feb. 25 at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park while visitors looked on.

He weighed in at 125 pounds, which is just a fraction of the 4,000 to 5,000 pounds he could top out at when he’s full grown.

It didn’t take long for Kayode to take off exploring the 55-acre East African Plains exhibit, where he’s spending his days with this mom.

Southern white rhinos are listed as “near threatened” because they’re often poached in the wild. There are an estimated 20,000 of them remaining.

Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Kayode hangs out with his mom at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
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