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Akeno, the greater one horned rhino calf / Chester Zoo


Zookeepers have revealed the name of a rare baby rhino born last month.

Meet Akeno, the greater one horned rhino calf — only the second of his kind to ever be born at the zoo.

The name Akeno is of Asian origin, meaning beautiful sunrise. And since his birth, he’s definitely been giving his mum the run-around.

Greater one horned rhinos can weigh up to 2.4 tonnes but, despite their bulky size, they can run at speeds of up to 40 kph.

And although at just one-month-old Akeno has a lot of growing to do, keepers say he has bundles of energy and is proving a real handful for mum, Asha — via Youtube

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