There’s nothing more joyful than the arrival of a newborn, and the Care For Wild Rhino Sanctuary in South Africa just got the ultimate drop…
Rhino birth gets caught on camera
What’s cuter than a newborn rhino calf? We’d go with pretty much ‘nothing’, especially after seeing the latest post from the Care For Wild Rhino Sanctuary on Facebook. In it, a rhino cow can be quite clearly seen birthing her new calf – and it’s really spectacular to see.
According to the post, the 9-year-old white rhino cow named Olive, gave birth to a male calf at 7:50 yesterday morning (11 August), and for the first time ever, the birth was captured on video by Olive’s guard.
The post goes on to say that despite keeping his distance, Olive remained close to her long term protector throughout the early stages of labour and kept him by her side during delivery.
Olive, the new mom, was orphaned in 2013 after poachers killed her mother when she was just 10 months old. She was then rescued and brought into sanctuary at Care For Wild. Olive was also one of the first rhinos to complete her rehabilitation program and enter the rewilding and release program. Her little calf has now become the third baby born to two orphans of poaching.
“Another light, another sign of hope for the species.” ends the post.
You can watch the incredible footage by clicking the link here: RHINO GIVES BIRTH TO CALF
Care For Wild
Based in Mpumalanga, South Africa, Care For Wild is the largest orphan rhino sanctuary in the world. The sanctuary does amazing work by rescuing, rehabilitating, rewilding, releasing and protecting rhinos. Opened in 2001, by founder Petronel Nieuwoudt, the non-profit organisation started with the purpose of providing care and rehabilitation to a wide range of animals, particularly critically endangered Black and White Rhinos.