Yulee, Fla. (AP) – Two rare, baby rhinos are being raised at a Florida refuge and one is roommates with a critically endangered forest antelope.
News outlets report the baby boom at White Oak Conservation in Yulee includes Tidbit, a critically endangered black rhino; Kali, an Indian rhino; and Tonks, a mountain bongo. Tidbit and Tonks live together at the wildlife nonprofit, sharing a heated barn when it’s cold and playing outside when weather is nice.
The Indian rhinoceros or greater one-horned rhinoceros is classified as vulnerable.
Conservation Director Brandon Speeg says all three species are part of collaborative breeding programs, so Kali, Tidbit and Tonks could go to a partner organization like a zoo depending on what’s best to save their species.
The rhinos were born weeks apart this winter. Tonks entered the world in January.