Blair Drummond’s three Southern White rhino, Graham, Jane and Dorothy, arrived at the park in September 2003 from a reserve in South Africa, where the three were born in 2000.
Since their arrival, the new Rhino House was opened in September 2007 and two calves have been born; firstly Mazumba who was born on 24th August 2007, then her sister Ailsa who was born 21st December 2009 both to mum Dorothy or Dot.
The park houses and breeds Southern white rhino as part of a European-wide breeding programme. Unfortunately these animals are classed as Near Threatened in the wild by IUCN Red List; with currently only 17,500 Southern white rhino remaining in the wild. Their main threat is poaching for their horn which can be used in Traditional Chinese Medicines; it can also be used in some luxury and ornamental products.