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Search is on for baby rhino name

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Search is on for baby rhino name
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16:37 CET+01:00
Although Germans name their own babies Mia or Ben, possible monikers for the latest arrival at Magdeburg zoo are all a little more exotic – Makini, Mali and Makena are among the suggestions for a baby rhino's name.

The newest zoo resident is a female black rhinoceros baby, born in the early hours of Christmas Eve to the delight of keepers in charge of her 30-year-old mother Mana.

“There are already many suggestions,” said zoo spokeswoman Regina Jembere on Thursday.

See a gallery of the baby rhino

The tradition is to give all black rhinos at the zoo names beginning with “Ma”, but apart from that and a desire for an African name, all bets are open. Makini for example is Swahili for quiet and balanced. Zoo authorities say they will wait a while to see how the baby behaves before settling on a name.

The baby and her mother will be kept away from the public for a while to enable them to establish a close relationship in private. But working with Stern.tv, the zoo has set up a camera with a live feed set up in their enclosure.

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