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Critically Endangered Baby Black Rhino Enjoys Nose Rubs, Days After Birth

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This baby black rhino is the newest addition to the Saint Louis Zoo in Missouri and already, he's making himself at home.

Read: Sanctuary Welcomes Birth of Adorable Baby Rhino from Critically Endangered Species

The critically endangered black rhino calf Moyo, born last week, can be seen in the zoo's footage enjoying nose rubs from a keeper.

He can also be seen in the video taking some of his first steps, and learning to walk on his own.

While Moyo is still tiny, he could grow to become more than 3,000 pounds — which is about as heavy as a car.

Moyo, which means "heart" in Swahili, is spending time behind the scenes where he is nursing well and bonding with his mother Kati Rain and father Ajabu.

Read: Abandoned Baby Rhino Who Was So Sick He Couldn't Walk Makes a Full Recovery

His birth is a part of the zoo's efforts to repopulate the black rhino population.

There are currently 60 Eastern black rhinos living in captivity in zoos around the U.S. and an estimated 5,000 left in the wild.

Watch: Newborn Indian Rhino Gets Up to Take Her First Steps, Just Moments After Being Born

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