Fort Worth Zoo introduces baby rhino 'Asha'

Fort Worth Zoo introduces baby rhino 'Asha'

Asha and her mother Shanti walk alongside each other at the Fort Worth Zoo. Asha is the first greater one-horned rhinoceros to be born in the state. (Credit: Fort Worth Zoo)

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Posted on September 21, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 4:10 AM

FORT WORTH – Before we get to the details, take another second and look at that cute baby rhino trotting along with her giant mother at the top of this page. 

Done? 

The more diminuitive one is the first greater one-horned rhinoceros born in Texas, viewable now at the Fort Worth Zoo. More than 3,300 of you helped name it, after all, as part of the zoo’s Facebook campaign.  

So meet Asha –– Nepalese for ‘Hope’ –– who was born on August 16. The rhino tot is one of 43 endangered species at the Zoo. Just to be sure, the International Rhino Foundation specifies the greater one-horned as endangered. 

This is third species of rhino the Zoo has bred; Asha joins a black rhino and a white rhino. We're told they're soon to be pals. 

See Asha and her mom Shanti in the Asian Falls exhibit at the Fort Worth Zoo. It’s open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekends.

Although, those sometimes shift seasonally –– head here just to be sure

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