“Crockett” the first Southern Black Rhino born in a private breeding facility in North America

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“Crockett” is the first southern black rhino born at a private breeding facility in North America since IRF launched the Southern Black Rhino Sustainability program in 2012. The program involves well-coordinated breeding efforts between North American, South American and Australian institutions, the pairings designed to establish a viable, managed population that could eventually provide animals for reintroduction to the wild. “Crockett” was born at a Texas facility earlier this month following a 15-month pregnancy typical for black rhinos.

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