The West Midland Safari Park has announced the wonderful birth of their male Indian rhinoceros calf. The Indian baby rhino is the first calf to be born at the Park in almost 47 years.
The baby rhino arrived in this world on 8th September. However, the young one still has not been named yet. The calf’s parents, Seto and Rap, have been with the Park since they were very young. 11-year-old Seto and 12-year-old Rap are “bonding well” since the birth of their son.
Shelley Tudor, the Deputy Head Keeper of Ungulates, said “We are absolutely delighted and have been waiting a long time for this moment. After holding this species of rhino for over ten years, this is our first calf to be born at the Park.”
Adding further, “We acquired Seto and Rap as youngsters and have been able to watch them grow and mature over time. Which makes it even more momentous to see them produce their own calf. He is a very special addition to the Asian rhino House, and we look forward to watching him develop, and maybe go on to produce his own little rhinos in the future!”
Furthermore, the birth of this mammal is an extremely joyous occasion for the Safari Park. Rhinoceros have been facing threats of extinction for a long while. Poachers and hunters have led to their species being vulnerable to extinction.
The Indian baby rhino will not be available for viewing at the West Midland Safari Park yet. The staff wants the calf to join the reserve after getting used to being near humans.