A BABY IS BORN! AGAINST ALL THE ODDS – SPIRIT GIVES BIRTH TO HER FIRST RHINO CALF!

Spirit Wildlife Foundation is thrilled to share the wonderful news that in the early hours of Sunday 3 September, released orphan, Spirit, gave birth to her first calf. Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary’s Petronel joined the Rhino Monitors to see this precious little girl take her first steps, with her best friend Lilli standing guard close by.
Spirit was rescued in 2017 after poachers killed her mom. Spirit had a complex rehabilitation process with recurring pneumonia and lung issues. The team fought for her life every day. With dedication and commitment, Spirit began to grow stronger and began the rewilding and release programme in 2019.
The birth of her calf marks an incredibly emotional and monumental step in Spirit’s life. We are so proud of her and how far she has come. The Spirit Wildlife Foundation has supported Spirit since her arrival as a small orphan and so this is a memorable moment in her remarkable life (and indeed ours!)