New rhino at Ramat Gan zoo

The Ramat Gan Safari, just outside of Tel Aviv, is celebrating the birth of Terkel, a white rhino. The calf’s mother, Tanda, was pregnant for nearly a year-and-a-half before giving birth June 15.

Terkel, who is named for Emilia Terkel, a zoologist who is retiring from the safari, joins an older brother, Tiborm, who is 41⁄2. The birth of white rhinos in captivity is rare. There are fewer than 10,000 worldwide. — jta