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13th February 2020

Wales' First Baby Rhino Has Been Named

BY: Ben Dain-Smith

As previously reported by Bro Radio, Wales' first rhino calf was born at Folly Farm last month.

There was much speculation about what the new male addition to the farm would be called as the birth of these endangered creatures is a rare event, and today Folly Farm confirmed the name on their social media feeds.

In their statement the popular adventure park and zoo said: "We are delighted to announce the name of our rhino calf is... Glyndwr."

They went on to explain their reasoning for the choice saying: "A strong, Welsh name for the first rhino to be born in Wales, suggested by members of the public in recognition of our founding director Glyndŵr Williams.

It was an obvious choice with Glyn the driving force behind us joining the Eastern black rhino captive reintroduction breeding programme in 2015. From our humble beginnings as a dairy farm to the birth of a critically endangered species that may one day possibly return to the wild, we've come a long way."

Glyndwr is not yet on display, but Folly Farm have said they let visitors know when they will be able to see the new arrival being made via the Folly Farm Facebook page at a later date.

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