In the early morning of November 28, 2001, keepers discovered a greater one-horned rhino calf had been born, but had been rejected by his mother. The night had been very cold and he was in serious condition, so keeper Gloria Kendall put her coat around him and hugged and rubbed him to try to warm him up in the back of the truck as keeper Larry Schiffer drove to the Park veterinary hospital. No one was sure the calf would survive, but after intensive care for several days, Choto, as he was named, began to improve. He chugged 6 1/2 gallons of specially mixed rhino formula a day and put on weight, and the staff knew then that he would make it. Choto was the first greater one-horned rhino to be hand raised at the Park, and he grew to be an outgoing, energetic guy that loved attention from his caretakers. He also had another buddy: a young Barbary sheep, and visitors gathered at the Park's Petting Kraal to see the two youngsters chasing each other, playfully head butting, and just hanging out together in quieter moments.