Let’s travel together.

Kenya boasts of a week-old southern male white rhino calf

Another southern white rhino has been born at Kenya's Meru National Park


Even in the face of COVID-19 which has threatened the human face on earth, Kenya has a reason to smile following the birth of a Male Southern White Rhino Calf at the Meru National Park.

Kenya’s Tourism CS Najib Balala shared the good news with Kenyans who are currently on partial lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

southern white rhino
The little male southern white rhino calf. [Photo courtesy]

“We have a new-born Male Southern White Rhino Calf at Meru National Park. He was born 3days ago,” Balala ecstatically tweeted.

The Southern White Rhinos were once categorized as “near threatened species” of the rhinos by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in the 19th century due to poaching.

They were high-sought after die to their rhino horns which some Middle East and Asian countries believed had medicinal value but through conservation efforts, the numbers are stunning.

There are about 20,000 of them in East and Southern Africa the majority of them being in South Africa. In Kenya though, about 30 southern white rhinos call the Ol Pejeta Conservancy home. They were critical for the survival of the world’s last northern male white rhino Sudan which died in March 2018 at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy where it had lived from 2009 after being translocated from Dvůr Králové Zoo in Czech.

The southern white rhino is categorized as one of the planet’s largest and heaviest mammal. Females weigh 1,700 kgs and males weigh up to 2,300 kgs. They have two horns on their snout with a hump that supports their large heads with a flat but broad mouth for feeding. It lives in the grassland and savannahs of Kenya and South Africa.

Read more:

The Beauty Of Kora National Park In Kenya’s Driest Area


Facebook Comments

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter
Join Our Newsletter
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.

To help personalize content, tailor and measure adverts, this site uses cookies as described in our Privacy Policy. By clicking on/or navigating the site, you agree to allow us to collect information through cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time.

Cookie settings

Below you can choose which kind of cookies you allow on this website. Click on the "Save cookie settings" button to apply your choice.

FunctionalOur website uses functional cookies. These cookies are necessary to let our website work.

AnalyticalOur website uses analytical cookies to make it possible to analyze our website and optimize for the purpose of a.o. the usability.

Social mediaOur website places social media cookies to show you 3rd party content like YouTube and FaceBook. These cookies may track your personal data.

AdvertisingOur website places advertising cookies to show you 3rd party advertisements based on your interests. These cookies may track your personal data.

OtherOur website places 3rd party cookies from other 3rd party services which aren't Analytical, Social media or Advertising.