A critically endangered black rhino living at Folly Farm is pregnant, the zoo has confirmed.
Six-year-old Dakima, is an Eastern black rhino - one of the rarest animals in the world.
There are thought to be fewer than 650 Eastern black rhinos left in the wild - and just 8 in zoos across Europe.
It will be the first rhino to be born in Wales.
The zoo said it believes Dakima conceived in October last year after being slowly introduced to eight-year old mate, Nkosi.
All being well she is expected to give birth in January 2020 - as the gestation period for a black rhino is estimated to be between 15-16 months.
The zoo added it was "proud" to be playing a part in increasing numbers of the endangered animal, which can live for up to 50 years.
Our rhino keepers are now busy "baby-proofing" Dakima's home, the Kifaru Reserve, to accommodate the new smaller member of the family.