His mother had likely abandoned him at the signs of his illness - a common occurrence in the natural world - but because rhinos are so endangered, people know that every baby counts.
Rescuers rushed to bring the baby to safety.
After just a few hours of rehydration and special rhino milk formula, he improved incredibly. Now he enjoys belly scratches from the kind keepers at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy