New Baby At The Rhino And Elephant Conservation Project!

New Baby At The Rhino And Elephant Conservation Project!

Posted by Georgia Wilson on 19th Jun 2020

In the early hours of 9th June 2020, the night patrol team set about their work like any other day, though a sweep of torchlight illuminated a heart-warming surprise. Ntombi (a beloved white rhino, and second-time mother) had given birth to an adorable baby girl!



A new-born calf is always celebrated as we know only too well the conservation hardships that affect these incredible animals. The Rhino and Elephant Conservation Project has made enormous strides in the protection and conservation of these widely threatened species, and with Zimbabwe being home to approximately just 800 rhinos (both white and black), this new arrival is a huge achievement, not only for the project but for rhino conservation across the whole country.



In a world where every rhino counts, and where at present things feel uncertain, this new-born calf offers a beacon of hope and a reason to smile. Ntombi is keeping baby close as the team are giving them space to settle in, and we look forward to sharing future updates with you, including when she is named!

Take a look at the Rhino and Elephant Conservation Project to see how volunteers will help care for Ntombi and baby in the near future. 


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