A zoo has welcomed new arrival Bruce the baby rhino, weighing in at almost eight stone (50kg). Bruce was born at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling where he could grow to up to 630 stone (4,000kg). The once-endangered Southern white rhino is the second heaviest land mammal after the elephant.
Mother Dot was pregnant for 494 days and kept park staff guessing after showing signs of labour as far back as July. Bruce's eventual birth at 1.10am on Sunday was broadcast around the world via webcam. He will live with Dot and another female, Lucy, for several months before being introduced to his father Graham in the spring. The safari park, which closes for winter on November 2, said Bruce is expected to gain around 1.5 stone (10kg) every week during his first two years.
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