Nichole Hannahs

Baby Boom at the Wilds

by Nichole Hannahs on September 6, 2013 at 10:21 am

The month of September sparks a baby boom at the Wilds.

The conservation park welcomed a new white rhino on Tuesday just two days after the birth of a male Masai Giraffe. Both calves are now under the watch of the Wilds Animal Care staff.

The rhino marks the fourth generation born in human care at the facility and is already visible on any of the Wilds tours.

The rhino will grow to be around 4,000 pounds.

The baby giraffe born to mom, Geraldine, is being kept at the Giraffe barn. Males can grow to be 18 feet tall and weigh between 1,800-4,300 pounds. 

While these are the newest members to the Wilds the center also saw births this year of a Bactrian camel, a Grevy’s zebra and a number of Sichuan takin, Bactrian deer, Pere David’s deer, Indochinese sika and scimitar-horned oryx.