Thursday, September 2, 2010
Rambo is a wonderful name for this little but strong white rhino baby! He was found wandering around alone, so his mother likely abandoned him. His tail was bitten of by predators, he was hungry, depressed and dehydrated. Not a good start in life. Luckily he was found just in time and he was still drinking. He never refused a bottle and can go into the Guinness Book of World Records for fast drinking: the 1L bottle with milk (made of foal milk powder) is finished in seconds. Raising a rhino baby sounds romantic, but is very hard work! In the beginning these babies need a bottle every 4 hours. And a rhino baby suckles for 2 years, so no, it's clearly not for everybody. But wow, how amazing to spend time with this special little boy!!