A 9-week-old greater one-horned rhino calf made her debut at the San
Diego Zoo Safari Park today, under the watchful eye of her attentive
mother. The pair came out of the Park’s maternity corral, and mother
Alta led her calf around the Safari Park’s 40-acre Asian Plains habitat.
While the calf walked, a layer of young, pink skin could be spied
underneath the folds of her thickening, armor-like, dark gray top layer
of skin. More info.
One-month-old greater one-horned rhino calf, Bali, jogs around his enclosure at Whipsnade Zoo. Bali was born in September 2015 and weighs in at a whopping 76kg (almost 12 stone). Picture: Tony Margiocchi / Barcroft Media
Some photos from my weekend staying with some zoo friends at The Wilds, a 10,000-acre wildlife park about an hour and a half from Columbus. We stayed in their secluded 12-person Lodge and took a Wildside tour, which gets a lot more up close and personal with their animals than the regular tour. It was amazing.
If you live within driving distance, the Wilds is worth the drive. It’s a fantastic facility.
(photos are captioned with animal identifications)
Now some good news: Greater one-horned rhinos in Kaziranga have rebounded from 200 to 2,400! We’ve partnered with the International Rhino Foundation to introduce additional populations in Manas and Orang national parks.