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Rare baby rhino born at Chester Zoo given adorable name

One-month-old rhino calf at Chester Zoo has finally been given a name.

A greater one-horned rhino calf at Chester Zoo has been named by his keepers.

After bonding with him and watching his personality, keepers decided to name the rare one-month old Akeno.

The name is of Asian origin and means “beautiful sunrise”.

Posting the announcement on Facebook, Chester Zoo said: “He’s bolshie. He’s cheeky. He’s quite the handful for mum.”

He's bolshie. He's cheeky. He's quite the handful for mum. He's been named... Akeno! 🦏💙

Posted by Chester Zoo on Friday, June 8, 2018

Along with his new name, zookeepers posted a cute video of Akeno playing with his mum, which now has more than 7,000 views.

Akeno is only the second greater one-horned rhino to be born at the zoo, as part of an endangered species breeding programme.

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