Endangered Indian rhino at Zoo Miami is pregnant

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A rare endangered rhinoceros at Zoo Miami is now eating for two.

The zoo announced that 6-year-old one-horned rhino Akuti is pregnant.

Akuti is an endangered Indian rhino, whose breed is usually hunted for their horn.

The baby was achieved through artificial insemination in January.

Staff members brought equipment to do an ultrasound and get a good look at her baby’s beating heart, Wednesday.

If Akuti can successfully bring the pregnancy to term, it will be the first rhino to be born in the United States through artificial insemination.

Akuti is expected to give birth sometime in April 2019.

She was born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in January 2012 and arrived at Zoo Miami in December 2015.

This is her first pregnancy.

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