add angle-downbadge calendarcard check clockemail exclamation-circleexternal-link-squareexternal-linkfacebook-squarefacebook fighting-extinction gift instagram-squareinstagram linkedin lock logo-healesville-inverse logo-melbourne-inverse logo-werribee-inverse logo-zv-icons logo-zv-inverse logo-zv mime-pdf minus-circlephone pinterest plus-circleremove tick timestwitter-squaretwitter vic-gov youtube

Kipenzi takes first steps into adulthood

10 July 2014

Keepers were on hand recently to capture a huge milestone for one-year-old Southern White Rhino calf, Kipenzi.

The young calf took her first steps into adulthood when she was introduced to adult rhino, Letaba. Initially hesitant, soon the pair were nuzzling and bonding – as can be seen in this adorable Keeper Cam footage.

Hand-raised from birth, Kipenzi has been gradually building confidence with the adult rhinos, recently meeting her mother, Sisi, and now the other adult rhinos. It’s a big step in her development and socialisation.

Well done Kipenzi!

>View the footage of Kipenzi meeting Letaba