A really special moment for our proud rhino keepers.
Over the last few months, keepers have noticed behavioural changes in our pregnant rhino, Dakima, but seeing her baby kick for the first time was confirmation of a very important pregnancy.
Due sometime late January or early February, Dakima is one of just 90 black rhinos in zoos across Europe, and with fewer than 650 black rhino left in the wild, this pregnancy is significant for the future of the species.
Our keepers caught the baby kicking on camera and have also provided a little pregnancy update video for you all.
We’ll provide any significant updates over the coming months so watch this space. Please note due to Dakima’s pregnancy we’ve removed rhino experiences from sale for now, any booked in until the beginning of November will still take place.