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. 

Courtesy of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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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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A Mega Meal For A Mighty Mum

Mother’s Day came early for Southern white rhinoceros Tuli, after zookeepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo prepared a heart-shaped, breakfast banquet for her and her calf, Nandi. 
The rhino mum and her seven-month-old calf were treated to a feast of their favourite hay and pellets, arranged in the shape of a heart, for Mother’s Day. 

Nandi and Tuli at Whipsnade Zoo March 2022 c ZSL (5)


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Rhino Mud Bubble Bath

SOUND ON! If this isn't the most adorable video then we don't know what is. Watch Hari the Greater One-horned Rhino calf blow bubbles in the mud wallow!

Hari has been developing well behind the scenes since his birth on 17 October and has grown in size as well as confidence. Mother Amala is still very protective of her calf and the pair have developed a strong bond.

Video : Keeper Kat Pollock

Rhino Birth at Buffalo Zoo!

Baby Rhino Update! Buffalo Zoo’s baby rhino's well over 200 lbs and beginning to explore outside with mom. She has a ton of energy, and her keepers say she is pretty fearless! She still doesn't have a name, but Buffalo Zoo will have some info on that soon, so stay tuned. As for when she will be out for public view, it is all very weather-dependent. Buffalo Zoo will update and let the public know, via social media, on days when she will be out. Watch the video to learn more about the last few weeks behind the scenes with mom and baby!

Baby Rhino Explores the Great Outdoors For The Very First Time

In Arnhem, The Netherlands, one of the Royal Burgers’ Zoo’s animal caretakers has compiled outstanding video of the very first time their newborn rhino went outside with its mother. Bordering the warm stable lies an extensive outdoor stay behind the scenes. The young calf explores and investigates with great curiosity. Mother takes an easy mud bath, as the young rhino carefully explores its new world.