On this World Rhino Day we are pleased to share the exciting good news that a rhino calf has been born in @akagerapark - the first wild rhino birth for Rwanda in over a decade!
In May of this year, African Parks in collaboration with the RDB and with support from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, successfully reintroduced 18 Eastern black rhinos to Akagera in an historic translocation bringing back the species to the country after a 10-year absence. While all of the rhinos were considered precious cargo, one in particular was carrying a special delivery. Ineza, a female rhino turned out to be well into her 16-month gestation. Her new-born calf was confirmed in August and has been sighted regularly since then. We have spent the past six years preparing for this moment, in making the park safe for the rhinos return and for all the wildlife in the park, including the newborns along the way. The story of the rhinos return, Akagera’s restoration, and this new calf provides hope for the species and for conservation around the globe. Where there is safety, wildlife thrives.
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