First-time mother Ruby gave birth to the Park’s first male Rhino on the same day the Park celebrated its forty-fifth anniversary.

The tiny calf is healthy and nursing well from Ruby, who is proving to be an exceptional mother.

Keepers and a few lucky visitors were present when Ruby gave birth at 12.30pm on Friday 27th March 2015.

In less than ten minutes, the fifteen month pregnancy was over and thankfully, after a relatively quick labour, a new baby was welcomed into the family-run Burford collection.

Credit to Cotswold Wildlife Park