Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Welcomes New Baby Girl — a White Rhino!

Do not speak of a rhinoceros if there is no tree nearby. ~ African Zulu Proverb

It’s been said that every baby needs a lap, but it might not be wise to hoist this little sweetheart in your arms – even though she is cute.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomed a baby white rhinoceros into the World on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. The new baby girl weighed a hefty 140 pounds at the time of her birth – but you haven’t seen anything yet. The newborn, yet to be named, will gain about four pounds each day until she reaches an adult weight of 3,500 to 4,000 pounds.

Now that’s a lot of rhino!

Check out the video of the new arrival. She is the most adorable creature on the planet.

Insider’s tip: Busch Gardens’ Serengeti Plain, where the new baby rhino was born, is not to be missed. Viewing the animals there is much like viewing them on the real Serengeti Plain. Rhinos flick at flies with their tails, roll in the sand and nap under the trees. Giraffes and zebras munch on grass, busily searching for the tastiest bits, and the air is fresh and glorious.

You can tour this grassy retreat on the Serengeti Railway or opt for a special Serengeti Safari Tour and explore it in a spacious open-air touring vehicle.

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