All posts tagged: calf

Rare rhino born at Chester Zoo

The arrival of a critically endangered rhino calf born at Chester Zoo last month is being celebrated by conservationists around the globe. New mum Ema Elsa gave birth to the female eastern black rhino on 29th October, following a 15-month-long pregnancy, with the zoo’s CCTV cameras capturing the incredible moment the little one arrived. With […]

Okapi baby born at ZSL London Zoo

Oni the okapi, who featured in last week’s ITV documentary, London Zoo: An Extraordinary Year,  has delighted zookeepers by giving birth to a healthy baby girl. The second-time mum went into labour late on Sunday 20th September before giving birth to the adorable calf – given the name ‘Ede’ by zookeepers – the following morning. Dedicated keepers kept a watchful eye overnight on CCTV as Oni went into labour, before tiny hooves and stripy legs began to emerge 12 hours later. The wide-eyed calf took its first wobbly steps within minutes and […]

Baby bongo born at Belfast Zoo

Keepers at Belfast Zoo are celebrating the birth of a critically endangered eastern bongo calf. With less than 80 eastern bongos left in the wild, successful breeding is crucial to the survival of this species of African antelope, so the latest arrival has been greeted with much excitement. The baby bongo – a girl named […]

Baby giraffe makes debut at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are celebrating the birth of a baby reticulated giraffe. The new arrival was born last Friday 26th April to first-time mum Luna and dad Bashu and has been named Khari, which means ‘King-like’ in Swahili. Part of the European Breeding Programme (EEP) for the Endangered species, the giraffe calf weighed […]

Rhino Week at West Midland Safari Park

West Midland Safari Park will be hosting a range of events during half term week to raise awareness and funds for Save the Rhino International. The park’s own Rhino Week runs from 28 May until 5 June and will promote the plight of these magnificent animals while also highlighting the work the park does to […]