Staff at West Midland Safari Park are celebrating the birth of a male southern white rhino calf.
After a lengthy pregnancy of 16 months, first time mum, six year old Ailsa, gave birth to the long awaited new arrival on Good Friday, 25th March. This is the first baby rhino to be born at the tourist attraction since the baby’s dad Barney, who was born in 2005. Within the first hour the cute youngster was up on his feet, demanding attention from mum. Ailsa will have her work cut out for her over the next few weeks, as the newbie needs feeding regularly throughout the day and will stay closely by her side for up to two years.