On Thursday 1 March 2018, at 12:30 AM, Southern White Rhino lady Kwanzaa (17 years old) gave birth to a much anticipated female calf in Arnhem (NL), after her previous 4 males in a row.
The labour went quickly, as Kwanzaa is an experienced mother, and the baby started to walk few moments after birth under her watchful eye.
From the other boxes the other rhinos, Izala, her baby Wiesje and Kwanzaa’s previous calf Thomas, were curiously watching the new arrived.
Keepers named the calf Naomi.