Pattaya Khao Kheow Open Zoo welcomes first baby white rhino

Pattaya —

Khao Khew Open Zoo welcomed the first baby white rhino to the family today, November 11th.

Tewin Rattanawongsawat, the zoo’s director, revealed that Khao Khew Open Zoo is proud to present its first white rhino baby to the public, adding the sixth member to the white rhino family at the zoo.

The new rhino baby was a male born to the 8-year-old mother “Grittji” and the 17-year-old father “Zoody.” The baby is under close monitoring by veterinarians, although he is in good health and strong.

White rhinos are the second-largest land animals after elephants. They can grow up to 3-5 meters in length and 1.5–2 meters in height. The creature can weigh up to 1.8–2.7 tons when fully grown, while its horn can lengthen as many as 1.5 meters. The white rhino is named so because of its distinct gray color.

Khao Kheow Open Zoo is inviting visitors to help pick the name for the baby between “Power” and “Junior” at the zoo. One lucky participant will be rewarded with a special one-year ticket for free!


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.