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Baby eastern black rhino meets his dad for the first time

Glyndŵr was born on January 16 to mother Dakima Credit: Folly Farm

The first eastern black rhino to be born in Wales met his dad for the first time earlier this week.

Glyndŵr was born on January 16 to mother Dakima after a 15-month pregnancy.

The heartwarming moment was captured by a zoo-keeper at Folly Farm as Glyndŵr and dad Nkosi peered at each other through the bars.

The calf is not on public display yet but is being kept in an enclosure alongside his mum at the Pembrokeshire zoo.

Male eastern black rhinos tend to be solitary animals in the wild but both seemed curious about one another.

Dakima stayed close by her calf throughout the meeting and even poked her head through the bars to say hello to Nkosi too. Female rhinos usually stay with their young for around three or four years.

Glyndŵr's mum, Dakima, gave birth to the calf after a 15-month pregnancy. Credit: Folly Farm

The new edition to the zoo was named after the founding director of Folly Farm, Glyndŵr Williams.

The calf is one of only an estimated 40 eastern black rhinos to be born in the UK in the past 20 years.

Baby Glyndŵr could one day be released into the wild to help boost population numbers Credit: Folly Farm

Along with other zoos across Europe, Folly Farm is part of a breeding programme to help increase the numbers of Eastern black rhino in captivity and, ultimately, the wild.

Baby Glyndŵr could one day be released into the wild to help boost population numbers - or move to another zoo to continue the breeding programme according to the zoo.