Updates and Photos from Amani's Inspiring Pregnancy
Number of pounds Amani has gained since becoming pregnant.
August 22, 2019
Updates from Amani's Keepers:
Amani just passed day 400 of her approximately 480-day pregnancy! She weighs 4,994 pounds.
Her calf is very active during weekly abdominal ultrasounds. Amani's side twitches as the calf moves around. It's hard to identify any of the baby's body parts for the moment, because of the way it's positioned.
Amani's behavior hasn't changed; she's still very cooperative during ultrasounds and health checks. She's enduring the hottest months of the year in this last trimester, so we're making sure she has lots of muddy wallows to relax in.
We're repeating the same preparations we made before Victoria's labor and delivery.
Get more of the keepers' perspective, with the Rhino Keeper Diaries.
Learn more about the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center, located at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
Amani's weight, in pounds, before her pregnancy.
June 10, 2019
Amani’s baby is expected in November or December of 2019. Her caretakers report that she's slowing down a little and taking it easy. This is normal and expected. She's appreciating extra attention and snacks.
February 6, 2019
Amani has reached day 205 of her pregnancy, almost the middle of her second trimester. Her baby’s feet are nearly 5 cm wide now—about the same as a large paperclip.
Rhino calves depend on their mothers for up to 4 years.
September 18, 2018
Amani is only about 10 weeks along, and rhino pregnancies last 16-18 months. It’s early in her pregnancy, and the road ahead is long, but we’re so excited to share this wonderful news. Donors like you make the work at the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center possible.
Number of rhino babies at a time. Twins are rare.
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