The Oklahoma City zoo family is growing! The zoo announced Friday that its female Indian rhinoceros, Niki, is pregnant. 

This will be Niki's second offspring, but her first offspring with the zoo's male Indian rhino, Arun. 

“Rhino births are significant events at the Zoo so we are thrilled to share news of Niki’s pregnancy and cannot wait to welcome this new addition to our herd,” said Rachel Emory, OKC Zoo curator of pachyderms. “The Zoo is committed to the conservation of this amazing species and recognizes the vital role this calf plays in helping ensure our world’s rhino populations survive for future generations.”

Zoo officials said Niki appears to be healthy and her pregnancy is going well. She and the calf are being closely monitored by the zoo's veterinary team. 

 

Niki is set to give birth this fall in late October or early November.