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Name Fort Worth Zoo's baby rhino

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There's a darling new arrival at the Fort Worth zoo, but the staffers need some help giving the new baby a name.

The female greater one-horned rhino was born at the zoo on August 18. It's the fifth time the baby rhino's mother, Shanti, has given birth. That's pretty amazing, because the zoo says a typical rhino pregnancy lasts 15 to 16 months, and the females wait years to mate again.

The Fort Worth Zoo wants you to choose the baby rhino's new name. Just visit the zoo's Facebook page at and cast your vote for one of the five names staffers picked that reflects this animal's heritage.

The greater one-horned rhino, native to Nepal and India, is listed as endangered by the International Rhino Foundation.

Adult rhinos weigh as much as two tons, and the babies are usually about 130 lbs. when they are born.

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