Indian Rhinoceros Calf Is Born at Sosto Zoo

The birth of this baby Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) is a huge zoological success. It required serious expertise to breed these solitary animals. They rarely breed in human care.

Since the female rhino is only fertile for a few days, the caretakers monitored her continuously, while the veterinary team tested hormone levels weekly to find the most optimal time for mating.

After a successful rendezvous, the pregnancy of the rhinoceros cow was continuously examined by zoo veterinarians and the development of the calf was monitored with ultrasound examinations and blood sampling. As the pregnancy progressed, the caretakers monitored the first-time mom through a camera system in the evenings. She gave birth to her calf on November 4, 2022 at 19:56.


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A Critically Endangered Baby Black Rhino Has Been Born

A critically endangered black rhino or eastern two-horned rhino was born behind the scenes at Safari Park Dvur Králové in Czech Republic. It’s the first birth for mom Molly, but she is taking good care of her young female calf. The Safari Park is a world power in the breeding of these animals and has already taken several animals back to Africa.

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First Photos Of Rare Southern White Baby Rhino Born At Knowsley Safari

October 31st, 2022  — A rare baby southern white rhinoceros has been born at Merseyside’s Knowsley Safari.

The southern white rhino calf arrived safely into the world on the evening of Sunday 23rd October, to mother Meru, following a calm and relaxed labour.

The birth was a welcome surprise to the Knowsley Safari team as white rhinos have a gestation period of 16 to 18 months and Meru had past her expected due date so it was thought that the pregnancy may not have progressed.


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Birth Of White Rhino Calf At The Wilds Celebrated For Bringing Hope To The Future Of His Species

Cumberland, OH –The Wilds’ southern white rhinoceros herd has grown with the exciting arrival of a newborn calf!

The male calf was born during the early morning hours of Thursday, November 17, 2022, to mother, Kali. The Animal Management team notes that Kali and her little one are both doing well. The calf, who is currently unnamed, is nursing alongside his mother and appears to be strong and spunky. The Animal Management team regularly observes him hopping in front of Kali on his “mushroom”-like feet (that he’ll soon grow into), all the while trying to get his patient mother’s attention with playful headbutts as she rests between nursing sessions. Kali and her calf will continue to bond in a maternity stall located in the facility’s large rhino barn and then begin introductions with other members of the herd in the next few weeks.

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Rare Greater One-Horned Rhino Born At Chester Zoo

A rare greater one-horned rhino calf has been born at Chester Zoo.

The female calf was delivered by mum Asha (15) on 14 October at 4.24pm and the birth was captured by the zoo’s cameras

Keepers say the new arrival has bonded closely with mum and already sports the same slightly wrinkled armoured plating as her parents.  

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Messy Meets Cute!

Watch Dalia’s FIRST mud bath! Not only is rolling in the mud fun for her - it's a natural behavior with a purpose. Rhinos love a good coating of mud to help cool their bodies, protect against biting insects & to act as sunscreen. 

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park Welcomes Birth of Southern White Rhino Calf at the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center

SAN DIEGO (Aug. 22, 2022) —The San Diego Zoo Safari Park has announced the birth of a male southern white rhino calf, born at the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center. The calf was conceived through natural breeding and was born on Aug. 6 to first-time mom Livia, and father J Gregory. Wildlife care specialists report the calf is healthy, confident and full of energy, and that Livia is an excellent mother, very attentive and protective to her offspring.


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It’s a Girl! Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Announces Birth of Rhino Calf

Guests can help name the calf and support efforts to protect the critically endangered species

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo today announced the birth of a female Eastern black rhino calf on July 9, 2022. Both mom, Kibibbi, and her calf are doing well and are bonding behind-the-scenes for the next few weeks.

The birth is an important one for the species as Eastern black rhinos are critically endangered with less than 750 remaining in the wild due to poaching that supplies the illegal international rhino horn trade and habitat loss. Guests are invited to help name the calf and support conservation efforts to protect the species.

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New Arrival For The Indian Rhinos at Basel Zoo

Just before midnight on 13 May 2022, a male Indian rhino was born at Basel Zoo. Mother Quetta (28) and little Tarun are both in good health and spirits. Tarun is Quetta’s fifth calf, and the 36th Indian rhino to be born at the zoo. Basel Zoo runs the international studbook for Indian rhinos, coordinates the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) and is also a strategic partner of the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) supporting various species conservation projects.


After a gestation period of 16 months, or 498 days to be exact, Quetta gave birth to a male calf at Basel Zoo on 13 May 2022 at 11.35 p.m. The calf’s father is Jaffna. Both mother and calf are doing well. To give Quetta some peace and quiet after the birth, the rhinocerous house has been closed to the public until now. It is now open to visitors again, but there may be some times where it is closed off out of consideration for the mother and calf.

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Her Royal Horness

Queenie is the newest addition to the Rhino family at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. She is the first White Rhino born in a UK zoological collection in 2022. 

This year marks Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee year. To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, an apt name was chosen for the new calf. Managing Director of Cotswold Wildlife Park, Reggie Heyworth, explains: "We feel very lucky to have another baby female Rhino, which is our fifth female baby in a row. All the Rhinos here are named after very special people and I think everyone agrees that 2022 will always be special because of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. I thought it might be a bit presumptuous to call our new baby ‘Elizabeth’, so I have christened her ‘Queenie’ instead. I think it is a perfect name for a young lady Rhino!"


Photo credits: Rory Carnegie

Queenie isn't the only royal-related birth at the Park. Louis, our new male Bactrian Camel, has just become a first-time father. He was named after Prince Louis of Cambridge as they were both born on the same day. His as-yet-unnamed calves are the first Camels to be born at the Park since 2018. The wild Bactrian Camel (Camelus ferus) is classified as critically endangered by the IUCN and is thought to be one of the rarest large mammals on earth.


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