Watch our ungulates team leader Tommy help nyala calf Usiku to enter the world!  

Behind-the-scenes #keepercam footage managed to document the special moment, as nyala normally give birth overnight.

Once the ungulates team could see that Nyala Xolani was having difficulty delivering her calf, Tommy stepped in to assess the situation and assist with the final push.

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Tommy helps Nyala calf Usiku to enter the world!

Watch as our ungulates team leader steps in to assist this special birth.

Every day our keepers go above and beyond to ensure our wildlife receive the very best care, and as Tommy explains “that’s why we are here!”.

You can see Usiku and his two brothers in our Pridelands paddock with the rest of the nyala whānau.