The International Rhino Foundation wished the baby female rhino a very happy birthday. This calf turned 4 just a week ago. This baby was the second one to be born in a period of 128 years. This called for celebrations for this species of rare Sumatran rhinos.
The calf is born to mother rhino named Ratu. They reside in Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary. She is the only one who has bred in captivity and in human observation. Moreover, before this calf, she gave birth to a male calf Andatu back in 2012.
Ratu gave birth to a female calf named Delilah. The birth of these calves has brought hope for this species.
Rare Sumatran Rhino comes under the category of endangered species. Only less than 80 of these rhinos are surviving on the planet. These rhinos are the smallest and furriest kind of rhinos. Also, they are known as Asia’s only two-horned rhinos.
Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary is one of the programs of ‘Save The Rhino’ organization. The program itself is especially for this species of rhinos. Moreover, they brought the Sumatran rhinos from Zoos all over the area and kept them in this sanctuary so they can breed. Due to this breeding program, the number has doubled.
The sanctuary is spread on 100 hectares of quality habitat. It is the plan of the Indonesian government and experts from all over the globe to bring the rhinos left together and start their breeding in human observation.
Save the Rhino International serves as the back bone of this sanctuary. Hence, it supports it in many ways including finances. Moreover, the funds given are for the salaries of employees, the vet, and the food cost. Also, to expand the area for the rhinos.
Rare Sumatran Rhino species is found in dense forests in Asia. This species is on the brink of extinction. This is a result of illegal poaching and trophy hunting. Therefore, the organization is putting all its efforts into trying to help this species.
We hope these rhinos breed more!