The STS team tend to a pregnant Southern White Rhino poaching victim
How long are Southern White Rhinos pregnant?
The gestation period for Southern White Rhinos is approximately 16-18 months. Although this seems a long period of time, is it not as long as Elephants who are pregnant for nearly two years!
Southern White Rhino mothers give birth to a single calf every 2-3 years, reaching sexually maturity at around 6 years old. The long pregnancy periods and gaps between each calf born slows the potential population growth of the species.
How can I support the work Saving The Survivors does and save the Southern White Rhino?
Remember that our work is only possible with your support. Please donate to ensure that we are always on hand to tend to Africa’s most special species. You can support our work by becoming a monthly or one off donor. Please help us to do more great work like this, and save these animals from extinction. Donate here.
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