Square-lipped rhino was born
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Square-lipped rhino was born

Thursday, 01 March 2018
Square-lipped rhino was born

Together with only a handful of other European zoos Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands, takes the lead in breeding square-lipped rhinos. Over the past 18 years 8 rhinos were born in Arnhem; one of them unfortunately stillborn. In 2017 in all European zoos keeping square-lipped rhinos only 11 calves were born in total. In 2016 a European total of 16 births was reached. On March 1st 2018, female calf Naomi was born in Royal Burgers' Zoo.

Seven rhinos in Arnhem

Seven rhinos in Arnhem

Royal Burgers' Zoo has a fertile adult male and two adult females, which have proved to be successful mothers over the years. A third adult female unfortunately is incapable of breeding. In total, at the moment seven square-lipped rhinos roam the African savannah in Arnhem: one male, three females and three calves in different ages. Of the three calves, one is a male and the other two (including today's birth) are females.

Amazing footage of the birth

Watch the birth on this amazing footage!

 

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