Baby White Rhino Is Off and Running

Baby white rhino Jumaane at the Singapore Zoo
Singapore Zoo

Weighing in at a hefty 154 pounds, Jumaane is among the biggest of the 13 white rhinos ever born at the Singapore Zoo.

Jumaane, whose name means “born on Tuesday,” made his arrival in April, and has been busy rolling around in the mud at his enclosure. His 28-year-old mom, Shova, keeps a watchful eye on her little one as he runs off to explore his surroundings.

Baby white rhino Jumaane and his mom, Shova, at the Singapore Zoo.
Singapore Zoo
Baby white rhino Jumaane and his mom, Shova, at the Singapore Zoo.

White rhinos are considered near threatened in the wild, as they’re hunted for their horns.

Although Jumaane is a big baby, his weight is nothing compared to what he could reach as an adult. He could grow to reach a whopping 5,070 pounds!

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