This little cutie could help save a type of rhino from extinction

A day-old southern white rhino calf stands on wobbly legs at the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

(CNN)A southern white rhino named Victoria gave birth to a healthy baby boy at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park after a 493-day pregnancy, the zoo announced on Monday.

The rhino calf, which the zoo referred to as "a tiny tank puppy" on Instagram, is the first successful artificial insemination birth of a southern white rhino in North America, the zoo said in a statement.
Zoo officials say that Victoria "did extremely well and remained calm during the 30-minute labor" on Sunday, and that the calf is nursing well and the pair are bonding.