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ENDANGERED RHINO-OHIO BIRTH
Indian rhino is born in The Wilds refuge in southeast Ohio as species makes comeback
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, October 5, 2013 1:48 PM EDT
A southeast Ohio conservation center is celebrating the birth of an Indian rhino.
The Indian rhino also called the Greater One-horned Rhinoceros has been making a comeback with the help of conservation efforts. Officials estimate there are more than 3,300 of the animals in the world.
Two other Asian rhino species are considered critically endangered. They are the Sumatran rhino and Javan (JAH'-vun) rhino. Their populations are estimated to have dropped below 100 globally.
The rhinos are hunted by poachers for their horns, and they also have suffered from loss of natural habitat.