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White rhino calf born at Cotswold Wildlife Park

A rare white rhino calf has been born at a wildlife park in Oxfordshire - the first in the park's 43-year history.

She was born to first time parents who were moved from South Africa to Cotswold Wildlife Park in 2009, in the hope they would successfully breed.

Curator Jamie Craig said: "We have our fingers crossed as calves can be very vulnerable for a while after birth."

The species was on the verge of extinction in the 1900s when between 20 and 50 remained in Africa.

  • 05 Jul 2013
  • From the section Oxford
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