Mud, mud, glorious mud!
Baby rhino takes her first mud bath at Port Lympne Reserve
Rukuru, the baby rhino, born in December 2016 has ventured out and about at Port Lympne Reserve to take her first glorious mud bath. Having spent the last month keeping warm with her mother in their indoor enclosures, Rukuru decided it was time to explore her surroundings.
Following her mother’s lead, Rukuru was quick to learn a key rhino habit – a mud bath. Entering the muddy hole, Rukuru watched on as her mother wallowed in the mud and then preceded to join in, although a little wary and unstable, she soon got the hang of it.
This new arrivals parents are mum, Nyasa, and dad, Sammy. Rukuru is Nyasa’s second calf and the 36th Eastern Black rhino to be born at Port Lympne. This healthy rhino birth is another successful addition to The Aspinall Foundation’s breeding programme of endangered animals.