MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The stork arrived at Zoo Miami, and it  brought a very rare and early Christmas gift.

A baby Indian one horned rhinoceros was born the morning of December 22 after it’s mother, 11 year-old Kalu, carried it for  16 months.

This marks the first ever successful birth of this highly endangered species in the history of all South Florida zoos and only the third birth in the U.S this year, according to Zoo Miami spokesperson Ron Magill.

SLIDESHOW: Zoo Miami Welcomes Indian Rhinoceros.

The arrival of this bundle of joy is also a major landmark in the international efforts to maintain this scarce species. Poached extensively for their horn, the species is down to about only 3,000 left in the wild.

The proud parents were brought to Zoo Miami from San Diego and New York as part of a breeding loan meant to add to their already dwindling numbers.

The sex of this bundle of joy will be determined once the veterinary team is able to perform a neonatal exam.

This is the first offspring for both Suru and Kalu.

Comments (2)
  1. Nikol says:

    that the new Severin show will be caelld ExtremeGames (just like his old WTKK show) and not Jay Severin Has Issues (as it is, WTKK is using “we’ve got issues”as a slogan).The News/Talk board said people like us shouldn’t be making a big deal about Severin using a fake name. Well, maybe we just like pulling Jay’s chain about that, but what about the fake Pulitzers? Shouldn’t Jay havesomehow come clean about that onSep. 16? Sure, he was off air thenbut he could have had a presseror something about all that.Instead, he ignored it. Imagine ifKerry had come out (either with a strong attack or an apology) after the Swift Boat ads started running.He would have seemed decisiveand fast-acting. If he had, he’d probably be living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. these days and not at one of his 5 mansions.Just comparing…He’s Jay Severin and he’s…reporting for duty!

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