Watch: Incredible Footage of a Rhino Being Born is Giving Us All The Feels!
Photo Cred: Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary

This is the third rhino calf born to two orphans of poaching: another light, another sign of hope for the species.

 

Undisclosed Location (12 August 2022) – A 9-year-old white rhino cow called Olive gave birth to a male rhino calf at 07:50 yesterday morning, bringing hope for the species.

2022 Poaching statistics show a loss of 210 rhinos on state properties and 49 in privately-owned parks; the hardest hit during this period was KwaZulu-Natal, which recorded a loss of 133 rhinos. This is more than triple the 33 rhinos killed in the first six months of 2021.

The demand for rhino horns remains a constant threat to our rhino populations as crime syndicates continue to operate within our borders, so the birth of a new rhino calf from a mother and father who were both orphans brings much-needed hope for the species.

“Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary is very excited and extremely humbled to announce the birth of our third calf!” 

Olive was orphaned in 2013 after poachers killed her mother. She was just ten months old when she was rescued and brought to Care for Wild. Olive was one of the first rhinos to complete her rehabilitation program and enter the rewilding and release program. Her little son has become the third calf born to two orphans of poaching, making Storm a father for the third time.

Another light, another sign of hope for the species.

For the first time, the birth was captured on video.


Sources: Care For Wild Rhino Sanctuary 
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