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Last Updated: Tuesday December 12 2006 20:18 GMT

Baby joy for rare black rhino

Tana and baby Embu

A rare black rhino that was taken to South Africa to help increase numbers there has given birth to a calf.

The baby, called Embu, was born to Tana last month. And last year Kivu, who travelled with Tana to Africa, gave birth to a calf called Samson.

The new arrivals are good news for black rhinos as there are only about 3,000 of the animals left in the wild.

Newsround's Ellie helped move Tana and Kivu from Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent to their new life in Africa.

Baby Embu the new arrival

At the moment, the two young families live on a huge protected reserve.

But the charity who looks after them hopes that Tana, Kivu and their calves will soon be released back into the wild.

These days the rhinos tuck into natural vegetation as they no longer get to eat the bananas, apples or carrots they were fed in England. But as a treat they're occasionally allowed potatoes!