BABY WHITE RHINO suckling from its mother is a very special sight! The mother would have given birth to this baby after a gestation of about 16 months, almost twice the duration of a human mothers pregnancy. The calf is tiny at birth and remains unsure of its balance for a few days. It usually weighs about 40 kg.
The baby white rhino would suckle milk from its mother for up to a year but the weaning a process starts at 2 months and it would end once the baby reaches a year old. The cry of a baby rhino is heartwarming – it is a high pitched squeal that would bring its mother to its rescue immediately as she is always very alert to its needs. We in South Africa do all that is possible to continue protecting this amazing species of animal.