What’s cuter than a playful baby rhino calf? Nothing. At just three days old, this baby white rhino seems to be settling right into his enclosure at the Cotswold Wildlife Park in Oxfordshire, UK. The second newborn for rhino mom, Nancy, this year, the adorable arrival caught staff at the animal park by surprise when he was born two months earlier than expected. 

"The newest member of the herd was somewhat more of a surprise than we’d like, but at present, all seems to be going well,” curator Jamie Craig told The Oxford Times. "After almost 40 years of desperately trying to breed from our old group of rhinos with no success, we are delighted to now have had three calves since 2013."

The youngster, yet to be named, joins five other rhinos at the animal park as part of a European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) breeding programme.

Sunday morning lie in! New baby has found out that mum's leg makes a great pillow.

Posted by Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens on Sunday, 30 August 2015

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