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‘The team at Howletts

Wild an­i­mal Park in Kent hoped damara would have their first-ever suc­cess­ful black rhino preg­nancy.

‘There are only around 2,500 black rhi­nos left in the wild so this birth was im­por­tant, and as a first-time mum, we had no clue how damara was go­ing to re­act.

‘Thank­fully, damara de­liv­ered nat­u­rally, and was calm and at­ten­tive. Just 43 min­utes af­ter birth, the calf was tak­ing his first ten­ta­tive steps. it was a great re­sult for the an­i­mal park. one day, it might be pos­si­ble for this baby rhino to re­turn to the wild and help pre­serve the species.’

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