January 16- Kenya Wildlife Service(KWS) on Saturday afternoon announced the birth of a southern white Rhino in Nairobi National Park.
KWS broke the good news in a twitter post aptly titled ‘New Kid On The Block’.
“We are thrilled to announce the birth of a southern white Rhino in Nairobi National Park. The lucky mother Rhino had gone into hiding from hawk- eyed rangers only for her to resurface with a 3- day old calf. Welcome to the family baby Rhino,” posted KWS.
The baby Rhino, suspected to be 3 days old was spotted grazing with its mother.
The Southern White rhino belongs to a sub-species of rhinos that are considered Near Threatened.
KWS officers are yet to determine the sex of the baby Rhino arguing that the capture and examination involved would be intrusive and stressful for both the mother and calf.
What name would you suggest for the new Southern White Rhino Calf ?