Rhino Birth and Young Calf

All About Rhino Births and Life for Young Calves

Here’s a brief but informative video that presents facts about female rhinos’ gestation periods, rhino births, and the lives of newborn calves. Video description reads: Every two and a half to five years, a female rhino will reproduce. Female rhinos carry their young for a gestation period of 15 to 16 months. They usually only…

The San Diego Zoo confirms that Nola, a 41-year-old northern white rhino, died after being treated for a bacterial infection and age-related health issues.

Northern White Rhino, Nola, Dies at Safari Park

Some sad news today as San Diego Zoo Safari Park announced that, due to a worsening bacterial infection and age-related health problems, a 41-year old female white rhino named “Nola” was euthanized. You can read more about Nola and veterinarians’ attempts to address her health issues at The San Diego Union-Tribune’s article. Nola’s death leaves…

Exxaro rhino relocation project

Exxaro’s Rhino Relocation Project: A Documentary About the Process and Obstacles Encountered

Exxaro is a South Africa-based mining company that participated in the relocation of ten white rhinos from Limpopo to Botswana in 2014. Although rhinos’ appearances in this recently released documentary are brief because they are being transported, Exxaro’s documentary demonstrates the process rhino relocation entails and the obstacles (including sometimes unanticipated ones) the team encounters as they try to…

Rhinos wake up lions

Rhinos Giving Lions a Wake-Up Call

This video provides amazing footage of White Rhinos approaching and startling sleeping lions at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. Looks like no lions were harmed; just missing out on some shut-eye which they, hopefully, caught up on later.

White rhino and calf

White Rhino Gently Guides Her Calf With Her Horn

Watch as the white rhino mother nudges her calf along. This video depicts a behavior that distinguishes white rhinos from black rhinos. In contrast, black rhino calves follow just behind the adult. Finally, contrary to the narrator’s opinion, I think adult rhinos can be cute. If you want to see footage of an adult rhino…