Safari park celebrates second rhino birth

Keepers at a safari park are celebrating the birth of a second baby white rhino in just over a month.

The unnamed female rhino was born at Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside on Thursday afternoon.

The birth follows that of the rhino's half-brother Troy who was born at the end of November.

Keepers said the new baby and her 16-year-old mother Winnie are both doing well but will remain indoors for the moment because of the cold.

Knowsley chiefs say that as one of their other cows is heavily pregnant a third rhino baby should make an appearance early in 2011.

General manager David Ross said: "Everyone here is delighted at the arrival of our second rhino calf in a matter of weeks."