It’s a Girl! Rare Sumatran Rhino Gives Birth At Indonesian Sanctuary

Where there’s new life, there is always hope…

The International Rhino Foundation Blog

PHOTO 2 Ratu+calf resting_SBelcher_watermarked medium resLAMPUNG, Indonesia — The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) is pleased to announce the birth of a femalerhino calf born to Ratu, a 14-year-old Sumatran rhino living at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park. The calf was born on May 12 at 4:42 a.m. with no complications, attended by SRS veterinarians, keepers and a handful of international advisors.

Sumatran rhinos are critically endangered, and there are fewer than 100 left in the world. This is the second birth of a Sumatran rhino in an Indonesian facility in more than 128 years. Ratu made history in when she gave birth to her first calf, a male named Andatu, in 2012.

The International Rhino Foundation established the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in 1997, and this second birth shows that the expertise exists in Indonesia to contribute to the Sumatran rhino population’s growth. The Sanctuary’s dedicated staff are top-notch…

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