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Rhino birth pleases conservationists

August 06, 2005

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - The birth of a black rhino calf "about the size of a warthog with ears too big for his body" has excited conservationists at the Phinda game reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

The calf was the first to be born after a group of black rhino were settled on the game reserve last year by the World Wildlife Fund and Ezembelo KZN Wildlife Black Rhino Range Expansion Project, said spokeswoman Pam Sherriffs.

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