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Oklahoma City Zoo welcomes baby rhino

Niki, a seven-year-old, one-horned Indian rhinoceros at the Oklahoma City Zoo, gave birth to a baby boy, which the zoo has not yet named, late Saturday. The zoo says the new baby rhino is the fourth Indian rhino born at the zoo since it added the species in 1981.

The Indian rhinoceros, native to northeast India and Nepal, is currently an endangered species because of habitat loss and poachers. Oklahoma News 9 reports that only 2,400 Indian rhinos are left in the world, and only five rhinoceros species exist today.

Here's Niki and her new baby bonding at the zoo. --Meghan DeMaria