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Schofe was born just in time for World Rhino Day 2017 giving the Eastern Cape a second generation bundle of joy to watch grow up now look how big he is…


Schofe was born on 02 September 2017, just days before World Rhino Day and weighed approximately 45kg. He was named ‘Schofe’ after British TV host, Phillip Schofield, who was present on the day it was discovered that rhino mommy Themba was six months pregnant.

“It was surprisingly emotional being so close to a sleeping rhino and the news of her pregnancy gives us hope for their future” – Phillip Schofield

He further commented that it would be great if Themba had her baby on World Rhino Day. The rhino calf came very close and was consequently named Schofe.

Both Schofe and Themba have been doing well since then.

Schofe and his mother Themba were both born at the same Game Reserve. It has been an exciting occurrence for everyone that has been watching Themba grow up. Themba’s mother, Nomvula, still lives on the reserve but hailed from Hluhluwe in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Dr Will Fowlds who shared the first look at baby Schofe back in 2017 recently posted an update about the now much larger baby Schofe. He was beaming with pride at how strong the little rhino has become.

The update has made us smile from ear to ear!

Sources: Twitter
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