Admits all the horrible news about Rhino poaching it is very encouraging when a new Rhino is born. One of Thanda’s oldest White Rhino female gave birth to a little boy on 30 January 2016. Two days later this picture was taken by a camera trap near a waterhole.
All of us a Thanda are looking forward to seeing mother and son on many of our game drives!
More about White Rhinos…
Females reach sexual maturity at 6–7 years of age. The gestation period is 16 months. A single calf is born and usually weighs between 40 and 65 kg (88 and 143 lb). Calves are unsteady for their first 2 to 3 days of life. Mum is very protective of her calf and will fight for it vigorously. Weaning may start at 2 months, but the calf may continue suckling for over 12 months. The birth interval for White Rhino is between 2 and 3 years. Before giving birth the mother will often chase off her current calf.
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