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Last Updated: Friday September 10 2010 05:57 GMT

In pics: Endangered greater one-horned rhino born in UK

Ajang the baby rhino born at Whipsnade Zoo

Keepers at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, England, are delighted at the arrival of baby rhino Ajang.

Ajang the baby rhino born at Whipsnade Zoo with his mum Behin

The name Ajang is Nepalese for 'enormous' - the calf already weighs about the same as a grown man!

Ajang the baby rhino born at Whipsnade Zoo

That's despite only being about one metre tall.

Ajang the baby rhino born at Whipsnade Zoo with his mum Behin

Ajang's mum Behin has been really busy since the birth. She was a gift from the government of Asian country Nepal.

Ajang the baby rhino born at Whipsnade Zoo with his mum Behin

Ajang is a greater one-horned rhino. They're really endangered in the wild so his birth is good news.

Ajang the baby rhino born at Whipsnade Zoo with his mum Behin

Veronica Watkins from Whipsnade Zoo said: "It's great to build the population in captivity, but these animals aren't doing so well in the wild where their species is under constant threat."

Ajang the baby rhino born at Whipsnade Zoo

There is thought to be around 2,500 greater one-horned rhinos in the wild. Ajang will grow up to weigh as much as two tonnes!