Video - Newborn rhino calf at Kariega Game Reserve
We were very pleased to find this video shared by Marjolein Westerterp featuring our newest addition (Zimela - Xhosa word meaning 'to be protected') when she was only 2 days old! The female rhino calf was born in March this year, exactly a year after Thandi and two other rhino were poached at Kariega Game Reserve. She has turned out to be quite the feisty one - apparent from another video taken of her at two months old in May. View the video of Zimela charging Thandi here.
With the new rhino bull at Kariega, we hope that rhino conservation and breeding will go from strength to strength, that we will have some new little ones to keep Zimela company and that they lead long lives and grow old at the reserve.