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Zoo keepers at Burgers' Zoo in The Netherlands were surprised when a baby rhino decided to enter the world earlier than expected.
The baby rhino may be a preemie but he's stable and healthy!
Even though he was born 6 weeks early and no zoo keepers were around to see it!
His 12-year-old mother is healthy too!
They are white rhinos and they are listed as Near Threatened which means that as a species in the wild, they're not doing too well. Mainly because of poaching.
That's so sad because they're so CUTE!
Check out the video (above) to see the little guy walking around just being adorbz.
Awwww… Poor little thing!
Jaya Maharaj was born 9 weeks prematurely at the Stanford University's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital after her mother, Leanne Maharaj, was forced into labor when doctors feared her baby wouldn't survive.
Within 15 minutes of birth, doctors made the decision to insert a pacemaker after determining that Jaya was born with a dangerously low heart rate of 45 beats per minute.
FYI, the heart rate of an average newborn is 120-150 beats per minute.
She is now the youngest person to have ever received a pacemaker.
Her condition isn't a common one. While Jaya was in the womb, she was diagnosed with congenital heart block, in which the mother's immune system mistakenly attacks the nerve fibers that cause the fetus' heart to beat.
So, inducing labor and inserting a pacemaker in such a young life was absolutely necessary, says Dr. Valerie Chock.
"Unfortunately, a lot of babies in this position don’t even survive childbirth."
But, luckily, she did survive. And she's already a fighter.
HUGE sigh of relief. We have a feeling this is going to be one tough little cookie.
[Image via AP Images.]
19 isn't enough?!
The Duggars were on The Today Show talking about their 8-month-old daughter Josie who was born 3 months premature.
They also said they would welcome another child if God "sees fit."