The first baby has been born from a group of 17 black rhino translocated from South Africa to Liwonde in Malawi last year, Africa Parks has announced.

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The black rhino calf and mother. Photo: African Parks.

“Great News!” tweeted African Parks, which runs Liwonde as well as numerous other parks across Africa. “One of the black rhinos translocated from South Africa to Liwonde last November has had a calf! The calf is the 1st of its generation from this group to be born in the park, a sign of growth of Malawi’s rhino population.”

In November last year it was reported that the group of 17 was captured in KwaZulu-Natal, quarantined at Imfolozi for six weeks and then flown from King Shaka International Airport to Lilongwe.