Experienced mother, Bakhita, gave birth to a black rhino calf at Taronga Western Plains Zoo on 24 February. The calf is the first female black rhino born at the Dubbo Zoo and the fourth calf born into the program in the last six years.
“The calf is especially important as it carries the legacy of our Black Rhino breeding bull, Kwanzaa who sadly passed away in 2020,” said zoo director, Steve Hinks.
Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s four parks welcomed nearly 400 babies born across 107 species in 2020! 29 species are listed as threatened under IUCN’s Red List. Notable births include the twin birth of critically endangered Malayan tiger cubs. With an estimated 150 Malayan tigers left in the wild, their birth is a significant addition to the conservation of this subspecies. Watch the babies in action!
Adelaide Zoo welcomed a new giraffe calf and he now has a name! After thousands of votes from the public, the young calf has been named Azizi, Swahili for beloved, precious one, treasure and valuable. Although he is needing to be fed by keepers, he has bonded with the greater herd of giraffes and is doing well.
In 2020, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Amphibian Conservation and Research Facility successfully bred Kroombit Tinkerfrogs for the first time. Since 2018, Currumbin has collaborated with Queensland Park and Wildlife Service to breed the highly endangered species which is restricted to a handful of narrow rainforest gullies within Kroombit Tops National Park.