Photograph of rhinocerous Mohijina celebrating her first birthday

Made:
1958
maker:
Gerry Warner

Daily Herald Archive/Science Museum Group/SSPL
© Mirrorpix

Daily Herald Archive/Science Museum Group/SSPL
© Mirrorpix

Photograph titled 'Whipsnade's baby rhino was one today'. Caption on back reads: '"Mohinija", a half-ton baby rhino, is Whipsnade Zoo's most valuable baby, estimated to be worth £5,000. Today the youngster is one-year-old, and to celebrate this important date Mr. W. Gilbert, Whipsnade Zoo's pastrycook, made a special birthday cake of animal cake. The cake weights 18 lbs. and is iced, ready for "Mohijina" to eat today. OPS. "Mohijina" (right) and mother "Mohini" (left) with her birthday cake.'

Daily Herald photograph by Warner, Whipsnade Zoo, 30 October 1958.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/19937
Materials:
ink and paper (fibre product)
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Daily Herald Archive at National Science and Media Museum