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    Highest Explore Position #266 ~ On Wednesday November 4th 2009.

    Baby White Rhino - Colchester Zoo, Colchester, Essex, England - Monday November 2nd 2009.
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    Well, I managed to make it back to Colchester Zoo yesterday, just in time to catch a glimpse of this lil nugget..:))
    As the text says below, this was on of the rare moments where this lil guy was actually standing still, he spent most of the time running all over the place, for a lil guy he sure moves well..lol

    Anyhoo, plenty more shots of this lil guy to come as well as some of the other animals I met along the way..:))

    Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday my loyal flickr chums..:))))

    From ~ www.colchester-zoo.co.uk/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&id=495 ~ After months of waiting, Colchester Zoo’s keepers are celebrating the arrival of the first baby white rhino to be born in the UK through Artificial Insemination. The male was born to Cynthia, one of Colchester Zoo’s white rhinos in the early hours of Sunday 3rd October 2009, after a 16 month pregnancy.
    Keepers had been keeping a watch around the clock at the “Kingdom of the Wild” enclosure, for over a week; so that they could be on hand to assist Cynthia to give birth if required. Their patience was rewarded when at 1am she showed signs of going into labour. After an anxious wait, she gave birth three hours later without assistance to the baby, whom keepers have named Zamba!
    Not only is Zamba is the first ever white rhino calf to be born at Colchester Zoo, but also his birth was only made possible by a pioneering artificial insemination (A.I) treatment. This treatment was possible thanks to the help of Thomas Hildebrandt and Robert Hermes, wildlife reproduction experts from the Leibniz Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin.
    Zamba’s father was Colchester Zoo’s late male white rhino, Simba, who sadly died in April due to a combination of age related health problems. Therefore, Cynthia’s successful pregnancy and the subsequent birth of Zamba leave a poignant legacy to Simba.
    Zamba has been kept inside his enclosure as a precaution for the first few days, but he has now started to venture out onto the hardstand area of his enclosure with mum Cynthia, and can often be seen running circles around her; much to the fascination of the giraffes and zebras in the adjoining paddock area!
    Anthony Tropeano, Colchester Zoo’s Zoological Director said, “We are obviously delighted by the safe arrival of baby Zamba, a first for Colchester Zoo. It is all the more special because it is the first successful insemination of a white rhino in the UK, which is a critical development in the research work that the Berlin Institute is leading.”
    The best time to come and see Zamba is between 11-2, when you might be lucky enough to see him enjoying the outside hardstanding area of his enclosure! If it is cold weather he will be inside in the warm and able to be seen on the television screens by the Spirit of Africa balcony.

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    1. mortenprom 65 months ago | reply

      Ha ha, this is so cute, great photo :)

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    2. AlexandraPhotos (mac73t) 65 months ago | reply

      So sweet. A lovely shot

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    3. bibi.barbie 65 months ago | reply

      Great capture!

    4. ... ? [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      too cute

    5. BlueLunarRose 65 months ago | reply

      Awwww dear he is so sweet and cute, I can see he was moving very well in the mud, LOL!!!
      great cheerful shot as always, Keven, always make me smile!! :))
      have a wonderful day!!

    6. Hulalulatallulahoop [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      Another gorgeous little one.......how can anyone not coo over this little fella.......i'd love to see him for real.....such an adorable image, Keven!!!!

    7. berryvantuijl 65 months ago | reply

      Awesome little Rhino !! Like the little ones !! Of all kinds !!

    8. Ida HB 65 months ago | reply

      Adorable! Great shot!

    9. MyRidgebacks - Sharon C Johnson 65 months ago | reply

      congrats on Explore!
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    10. rabidash* 65 months ago | reply

      cOngrats...
      On XplOr..#..

    11. Jörgenshaus 65 months ago | reply

      Really great capture.

    12. Evan McBride [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      Just love your title - fantastic !!! - you are so good at capturing personality - wonderful image !!!

    13. **Morgana** 65 months ago | reply

      so lovely.....and wonderful too!!!!!!!!!
      congratulation

    14. Helen Beresford 65 months ago | reply

      He's gorgeous, love those huge feet and it's such a positive story to go with the shot! Awwwww :0)

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    15. mRizvandi 65 months ago | reply

      im so happy for this happiness!

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    16. Mahnie 65 months ago | reply

      ha! wonderful. ;)

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    17. flicka48 64 months ago | reply

      AAAUUUHHH!! LOOK @ THIS LITTLE FELLA!! SSOOO COOL!! I NEEDED THESE PHOTOS TODAY KEVEN, IT BEEN A TOUGH WEEK /WO/ YOU GUYS, I HAD TO CHANGE MY SETTINGS, DUE TO MY COMPUTER IS SERIOUSLY SLOWING DOWN. MY GOOD FRIEND IS ALMOST FINISHED "BUILDING" ME ANOTHER, WHICH WILL BRING ME UP-TO-SPEED WITH THE COMPUTER WORLD!! HE DOES THIS AS A "HOBBY"!! SO IT'S NOT GOING TO COST ME ALOT, THANK GOD!!! LOL

    18. Gabriel Rojas Hruska 62 months ago | reply

      incredibly cute! love your photostream!

    19. ♥Flickrgrl42♥ 56 months ago | reply

      aww hes adorable, wonder if I could get away with having one in me back yard! :) But only if they stayed this small. But then again he already weighs 350 pounds LOL. Wonderful photo:)

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