A short time ago our young male White rhino, Kifaru, moved on to another UK collection.

Kifaru was the offspring of our older male rhino, Otto and female Emily, who is currently looking after the pair’s latest calf Lottie who was born in January 2020.

Kifaru left us in mid-March to join Port Lympne Reserve after being born at Colchester Zoo on the 3rd February 2017. All of the zoo’s animal births are memorable however Kifaru’s one in particular as mum Emily went into labour in the main paddock and gave birth in front of many of fascinated visitors! 

Since his birth, Kifaru has grown into a very healthy rhino with a lovable personality. Colchester Zoo will miss him, especially the Animal Care Team who cared for him but we know he is going to enjoy his new home and we hope one day he will follow in his dad Otto’s footsteps and successfully sire his own young one day to help the conservation of his species who are facing difficult times with the poaching crisis in the wild.

Although the Kingdom of the Wild paddock is now home to one less white rhino, female rhino Astrid is expecting a little one of her own later this year so we will soon have another youngster in the paddock!

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