Curiously, an almost two month old square-lipped rhino calf makes acquaintance to the other animal species inhabiting the vast savannah plains at Royal Burgers' Zoo, Arnhem, the Netherlands for the very first time. With already the 11th rhino birth since 1998 - 16 January 2020 this young male was born - the Dutch zoo had entered the European top five of rhino breeders. In total, 90 zoos in Europe keep square-lipped rhinos.
Eight rhinos in Arnhem: four of them are calves!
In total, eight square-lipped rhinos roam the vast savannah plains at Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem. Besides the adult bull and three adult females, due to the successful breeding programme also four calves playfully discover their enclosure and its other animal species (giraffes, zebras and antelopes). The different ages of the calves: 2 years and 7 months / 2 years / 6 months / almost 2 months.
European top five of square-lipped rhino breeders
Based on research by Burgers' Zoo, the Arnhem zoo belongs to the European top five of square-lipped rhino breeders. Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen (Germany), Knowsley Safari Park (England), ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (England) and Safaripark Beekse Bergen (the Netherlands) complete the top five. In all of Europe, a total of 90 zoos keep square-lipped rhinos.