Southern white rhino born at safari park
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Southern white rhino calf born at Blair Drummond Safari Park

A southern white rhino has given birth to a female calf at Blair Drummond Safari Park.

Weighing in at 60kg after a 16-month pregnancy, the calf named Bonnie is the fifth to be born to parents Graham and Dot.

Keepers said the birth marked an important step in the work to save the species from extinction.

Southern white rhinos, native to the south of Africa, are currently listed as near-threatened on the IUCN red list of endangered species.

  • 29 Sep 2016