New baby animals at Zoo Miami: rhino, wild ass, and monkey

  • Zoo Miami welcomed the birth of a male white-faced saki monkey on May 30, 2014. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • This male white-faced saki monkey was the first birth of the species for Zoo Miami. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • White-faced saki monkeys are found in the rainforests of Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela. They eat fruit and rarely come down to the ground from their trees. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • The mother of this white-faced saki monkey unfortunately rejected her offspring, so Zoo Miami staff will hand raise it. He will be off exhibit for the next several weeks. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • A male Somali wild ass was born June 2, 2014, at Zoo Miami. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • Somali wild asses are the world’s most critically endangered asses with fewer than 1,000 believed to still exist in the world. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • The Somali wild ass is the last remaining ancestor of the modern donkey and is found in rocky deserts in Eastern Africa. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • Zoo Miami’s newborn Somali wild ass and mother are expected to be on exhibit by the end of the week. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • Zoo Miami’s newborn Somali wild ass is expected to be on exhibit by the end of the week. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • Zoo Miami welcomed the birth of a female black rhinoceros on May 25, 2014, just after 11 p.m. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • This black rhino calf was born to a 14-year-old mother named Circe, who has been at Zoo Miami since 2006. The female baby rhino was the 13th successful birth at the zoo for the highly endangered species. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • Black rhinos are poached in Eastern and Southern Africa for their horns. They are highly endangered with an estimated 5,000 rhinos running wild in Africa, down from more than 100,000 within the past century. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • The female black rhino calf weighed in at 122 pounds and was born after a 15-month gestation period. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • The black rhino calf will remain with her mother off exhibit for at least a week. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • The black rhino calf will remain with her mother off exhibit for at least a week. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI