Zoo celebrates after rhino is born

THE first white rhino to be successfully impregnated in the UK through artificial insemination has been born at Colchester Zoo, it was announced this morning.

Roddy Ashworth

THE first white rhino to be successfully impregnated in the UK through artificial insemination has been born at Colchester Zoo, it was announced this morning.

The male was born to Cynthia, one of the zoo's white rhinos in the early hours of Sunday October 3 after a 16 month pregnancy.

Anthony Tropeano, Colchester Zoo's Zoological Director said, “We are obviously delighted by the safe arrival of baby Zamba, a first for Colchester Zoo.

“It is all the more special because it is the first successful insemination of a white rhino in the UK, which is a critical development in the research work that the Berlin Institute is leading.”

Full details will appear in tomorrow's EADT.