Endangered Sumatran rhino born in Indonesia


JAKARTA, Oct 2 (Reuters) – An endangered Sumatran rhinoceros, the smallest and hairiest of the five extant rhino species, was born in Indonesia last week in a conservation area, the government said on Monday.
Weighing about 27 kilogram (59.52 lb), the yet-to-be named female calf, was born on Saturday at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) facility in Way Kambas National Park, Lampung province in the tropical Southeast Asian country.
Covered in black hair, the newborn stood about 45 minutes after her birth. On the next day, she began to walk around the jungle, the environment ministry said in a statement.
The mother, 22-year-old Ratu, was in a healthy condition, the ministry said.
Ratu is a native of Lampung, while her mate, Andalas, aged 23, was born at the Cincinnati Zoo, United States, but has since moved to the same park as Ratu.
[1/4]An endangered recently born female Sumatran rhinoceros is seen next to her mother, Ratu, at Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary of Kambas National Park, Lampung, Indonesia. Antara Foto via REUTERS. Acquire Licensing Rights
The pair previously had Delilah in 2016 and Andatu in 2021.


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