Watch: Baby rhino takes mud ba

Photo: YouTube/Thula Thula

Watch: Baby rhino takes mud bath [video]

Mona and her rhino baby Sissi were recently filmed enjoying a mud bath at the Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve in KZN.

Watch: Baby rhino takes mud ba

Photo: YouTube/Thula Thula

The Thula Thula Exclusive Private Game Reserve situated in the heart of Zululand, in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal, recently shared a video of a baby rhino taking a mud bath.

The rhino calf named Busiswe (Sissi), which means ‘blessing’ in Zulu was born when her mother Mona gave birth just before South Africa’s lockdown. The birth of this rhino was the first time in over a century that a rhino calf has been born on the private game reserve.

“Highly protected by her mother, we had very few sightings so far. Mona is gaining more confidence and trust that she lives in a safe environment as we see her more and more in open grassland. Mona, Sissi, Thabo and Ntombi are monitored 24/7 by our anti-poaching team,” the game reserve said at at time. “A true blessing, the first rhino baby born on former Zulu Royal Land in over a century and a blessing during this critical time.”

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Now, the video of the baby rhino is making waves on social media.

Watch: Baby rhino takes mud bath

A massive conservation effort

The reserve also said that during the past two and a half months of lockdown, its anti-poaching team has been on red alert “too many times.” They use dog units, surveillance cameras and day and night patrolling.

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“Our wildlife protection is a priority and it is an expense that we cannot avoid, despite these difficult times without any income. We thank you for your support allowing us to carry on during these challenging times.”

You can follow this link to contribute to Thula Thula’s conservation effort.

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