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New baby rhino at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa

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A baby southern white rhinoceros joins the rhino herd at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, officials announced Tuesday.

The male calf is the sixth rhino born at Lowry in the zoo's history. He was born to experienced mother Kidogo on Oct. 6. His name is Khari which means "king like."

Zoo workers have begun introducing the new calf to the other rhinos, and to the zebra herd that shares the outdoor exhibit. There are now seven southern white rhinos at the zoo - three females from Africa, one adult male and a young rhino, Kande, in addition to the newbie. 

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service recently classified southern white rhinos as "threatened" due to increased poaching. Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo participates in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Rhino Taxon Advisory Group (TAG), which protects rhinos.

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