Indian rhino at Miami Zoo is the first in the world to be born through artificial insemination

The two-day-old Indian rhino takes its first wiggling steps at the Miami Zoo after being the first born in the world through artificial insemination.

  • Akuti, a large unicorn Indian rhino of seven, is the mother of the calf
  • Zoo staff said the cute calf is the first Indian rhino to be born artificially
  • The two-day calf appears to be in excellent condition in a series of moving photos
  • Natural breeding didn't work, so the zoo staff could bring in a team of experts

This cute calf has made history since it was the first Indian rhino born with artificial insemination.

Akuti, a seven-year-old large unicorn Indian rhino, gave the calf around 12.30 on Tuesday, April 23 at Zoo Miami, Florida.

The zoo staff said they were happy with the very first birth of the species through induced ovulation and artificial insemination.

The cute Indian rhino is two days old and is the first in the world to be born of induced ovulation and artificial insemination

The cute Indian rhino is two days old and is the first in the world to be born of induced ovulation and artificial insemination

The calf appears to be in excellent health and a series of cute photos captures the baby taking its first steps as it winds around its enclosure.

According to zoo officials, natural breeding didn't work, so an expert team of reproduction specialists from the South East Zoo Alliance for Reproduction and Conservation, focusing on endangered species, was called in to help.

On January 8, 2018, the crew collected artificial semen from father Suru.

Akuti, a seven-year-old large unicorn Indian rhino, born the calf on Tuesday, April 23 at approximately 12.30 in Zoo Miami, Florida

Akuti, a seven-year-old large unicorn Indian rhino, born the calf on Tuesday, April 23 at approximately 12.30 in Zoo Miami, Florida

Akuti, a seven-year-old large unicorn Indian rhino, born the calf on Tuesday, April 23 at approximately 12.30 in Zoo Miami, Florida

A series of beautiful pictures captured the first steps of the cute animal after birth in Miami

A series of beautiful pictures captured the first steps of the cute animal after birth in Miami

A series of beautiful pictures captured the first steps of the cute animal after birth in Miami

According to zoo officials, natural breeding didn't work, so they brought a team together to look at artificial breeding

According to zoo officials, natural breeding didn't work, so they brought a team together to look at artificial breeding

According to zoo officials, natural breeding didn't work, so they brought a team together to look at artificial breeding

The next day they artificially inseminated the mother.

After the team of experts confirmed that Akuti was pregnant, she was trained to undergo regular ultrasound examinations.

This helped the staff to follow the development of the calf.

Because the exact date of conception was known, they were able to accurately estimate the date of birth.

After the team of experts confirmed that Akuti was pregnant, she was trained to undergo regular ultrasound examinations so that they could check the health of the calf.

After the team of experts confirmed that Akuti was pregnant, she was trained to undergo regular ultrasound examinations so that they could check the health of the calf.

After the team of experts confirmed that Akuti was pregnant, she was trained to undergo regular ultrasound examinations so that they could check the health of the calf.

The calf appears to be in excellent health, as can be seen in the photo series of the calf around its house

The calf appears to be in excellent health, as can be seen in the photo series of the calf around its house

The calf appears to be in excellent health, as can be seen in the photo series of the calf around its house

Due to the echoes, the exact date of conception was known and the team was able to accurately estimate the date of birth

Due to the echoes, the exact date of conception was known and the team was able to accurately estimate the date of birth

Due to the echoes, the exact date of conception was known and the team was able to accurately estimate the date of birth

Zoo spokesman Ron Magill said: & # 39; With artificial insemination, we first had to collect the male's seed.

& # 39; Once that happened, we had to immobilize the female so that there was no danger for the vets who then carefully used an instrument that was inserted vaginally and placed against the cervix where the sperm was then deposited.

& # 39; The challenge is that it must be precisely timed to her ovulation that was also induced.

& # 39; It turned out that our timing was perfect. & # 39;

The crew collected artificial semen from father Suru on January 8, 2018 and the calf was born on April 23 this year

The crew collected artificial semen from father Suru on January 8, 2018 and the calf was born on April 23 this year

The crew collected artificial semen from father Suru on January 8, 2018 and the calf was born on April 23 this year

The zoo staff said they were happy with the very first birth of the species through induced ovulation and artificial insemination

The zoo staff said they were happy with the very first birth of the species through induced ovulation and artificial insemination

The zoo staff said they were happy with the very first birth of the species through induced ovulation and artificial insemination

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