Posted at 11:22 pm January 17, 2013 by PR
PHOTO NEWS RELEASEMILK FOR ‘MILI’
Rhino Calf Gets Bottle Feeding from Keepers at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Keepers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park gave five-week-old rhino calf Shomili, or Mili, as keepers call her, a bottle feeding as part of her daily nutritional routine this morning. Animal care has been giving the greater one-horned rhino calf bottle feedings since first time mother Sundari has not been able to give her calf all of the nutrition that she needs.
Sundari is a young mother and her milk is not coming in the way keepers expected. Animal care staff made the decision to give a supplemental bottle feeding twice a day to make sure Shomili gets the nutrition a young, growing rhino requires.
Weighing 128 pounds when she was born December 13, Mili now weighs 245 pounds and is developing right on track, keepers report. Photo taken on Jan. 17, 2013, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
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