There he is! 🦏
We are pleased to be able to announce that #rhino calf has been born in #Akagera National Park! This is the first rhino to be born in #Rwanda in over a decade. The birth comes only months after the arrival of the founding population of 18 eastern black rhinos in May this year, a historic move to expand the range of the subspecies where less than 1,000 of these animals remain in the wild. The birth of this new calf serves as a story of hope for this critically #endangered species.
The dedicated rhino monitoring team first spotted the new calf in August. The mother, Ineza, would have been well into her 15 – 16 month long gestation period when arriving in Akagera earlier this year. Kimasa, Ineza’s previous calf, came with her from South Africa but at two and a half years old he has now left his mother and is venturing out on his own.
Today, 22nd September, is #WorldRhinoDay, an international day to celebrate all five species of rhinos and raise awareness on rhino #conservation worldwide. Share this #GoodNews story and spread the word about rhino conservation!
The translocation was undertaken by @africanparksnetwork, a conservation non-profit that manages national parks and protected areas on behalf of governments across the continent, in collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and with funding provided by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. For more information visit www.rhinomove.org. Repost @akagerapark
Yesterday was world rhino day, so a little a late but here's one of my shots from pilanesberg last year. I never thought I'd find rhinos so endearing and peaceful to watch, and their babies are just SO lovely. These guys' expressions remind me of Eeyore! #savetherhino#iloverhinos