If there's one time-tested way to make an adorable baby animal look even cuter, it's giving it a bath. Unlike baby humans, most other mammals understand from their first bath just how magnificent warm water can be. Such was the case with this three-week old eastern black rhino calf. The as-yet-unnamed calf was born on October 11 at Iowa's Blank Park Zoo (which bills itself as "Iowa's Wildest Adventure," and we believe it). The 80-lb. girl was given her first bath with her mother on Halloween, and the video came out so cute, the zoo knew it had viral gold on its hands.
Eastern black rhinos are extremely rare. This little newborn joins only 1,000 of her kind to be found in the wild or in captivity around the world. It's reassuring to know she'll be well taken care of at Blank Park, and she'll have all the baths she can handle.