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Pacific Northwest News q Volume 25 Number 19 q October 5, 2015 q www.asianreporter.com
Highly endangered Sumatran
rhino pregnant with second calf
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RARE RHINO. In this June 25, 2012 file photo, Ratu, right, a female Sumatran rhino, is seen with her newly born calf at Way Kambas National Park in Lampung, Indo-
nesia. Ratu is pregnant with her second calf at an Indonesian sanctuary in the original habitat of the highly endangered species, according to a government conservation
official. (AP Photo/File)
“We are proudly announcing the preg-
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A extinction of Sumatran rhino there made
Sumatran rhinoceros is pregnant with her Indonesia’s efforts to save the rhino very nancy of Ratu at the Sumatra Rhone
Sanctuary coinciding with the celebration
second calf at an Indonesian sanctuary in important now.”
Now 12 years old, Ratu was born in the of World Rhino Day,” environment
the original habitat of the highly endan-
gered species, according to a government wild and wandered out of the rainforest in minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar said in a
2005. Her first calf, a male named Andatu statement. World Rhino Day was held
Bambang Dahono Adji, director of born in 2012, was the first Sumatran rhino Tuesday, September 22.
She added that “the pregnancy repre-
biodiversity conservation at Indonesia’s born in an Asian breeding facility in more
sents decades of international collabora-
Ministry of Environment and Forestry, than 140 years.
The father of both calves is Andalas, who tion to save this endangered species.”
said the mother, Ratu, is expected to give
Susie Ellis, executive director of the
birth in May at Way Kambas National was born at the Cincinnati Zoo, later sent
Park in southern Sumatra, to join five to the Los Angeles Zoo, and then moved to International Rhino Foundation, noted
that the pregnancy comes at a critical time
Indonesia in 2007 for mating.
other rhinos there.
The brother of Andalas, Harapan, who for the species, which has no more than 100
Sumatran rhino pregnancies last about
16 months and the babies weigh up to 60 lives at the Cincinnati Zoo, is the only animals left in the wild. “One birth doesn’t
pounds. Ultrasound images indicate remaining Sumatran rhino abroad and is save a species, but it’s one more Sumatran
expected to be moved to Indonesia in rhino on earth,” she said.
Ratu’s pregnancy is progressing normally.
The species is seriously threatened by
“This proves capabilities of our own October. Their sister, Suci, was believed to
experts at Way Kambas,” Dahono said. have died there because her diet at the zoo loss of habitat and poaching for their
the contained too much iron.
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