Rhino's Child Born After Awaited For 120 years
Endangered animal, Sumatran rhino, was born this June.
A Newborn Rhino
Sumatran rhinoceros is now critically endangered. Now there are only 200 Populations around the world. From that amount, some are in intensive care in a number of the zoo in this world, like in the United States and Malaysia. In the United States there are three rhinos that are in zoos, then there are another three in Sabah, Malaysia. The rest in the wild forest, but the numbers continue to decline.
In Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia, the Sumatran rhino is now only about 30. They are very rare because this well-known plant-eating animals are very shy. Need extraordinary efforts to conserve the Sumatran rhinoceros.
Since the breeding efforts carried out over 120 years ago, Indonesia for the first time success to have a newborn Sumatran rhinoceros with semi natural system. Female parent named the Queen, Saturday 23 June 2012, at 00:45, gave birth to male baby in Sumatra Rhino Sanctuary Garden, Way Kambas National Park.
This Sumatran rhinoceros born was born in the natural forest habitat. Sumatran rhino birth process is not easy. Its parents Queen and Andalas were paired with two miscarriages. Andalas is a male Sumatran rhino, the result of captive breeding for 112 years and was born at the Cincinnati Zoo, USA, on 13 September 2001. In 2007, Andalas brought to Way Kambas National Park for an arranged marriage with the Queen.
The gestation period of Sumatran rhinocerosis is 475 days (15-16 months). The newborn rhino baby indicates the success of Indonesia's efforts to save the Sumatran rhino fauna.