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Grandfather Sumatran Rhino

Andatu, the offspring of Ratu, a wild-born female Sumatran rhino, and Andalas, a male born here at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2001, is thriving at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia.  Andalas was sent to the sanctuary in 2007 with hopes that he would sire calves with one or more of the females there.  Since there are fewer than 200 Sumatran rhinos living in Indonesia and Malaysia, this successful birth is big news.

Andalas will remain at the sanctuary to continue breeding with the females, so you won’t see him at the Cincinnati Zoo when you visit.  You will, however, be able to see Andalas’ father, Ipuh, and his sister, Suci.

Zookeeper Paul Reinhart was in Sumatra for the June 23, 2012, birth of  Ipuh’s grandcalf and recounts highlights of this historical event in this video:

 

4 comments

1 Rhonda S. Radford { 07.27.12 at 4:05 pm }

Thank you so much for sharing this special video. It’s such a honor to be able to visit our Cincinnati zoo and see the critically endangered Sumatran rhinos. It’s hugely inspiring to follow the amazing work of dedicated people who work tirelessly to save them. Your efforts are noticed and appreciated greatly. The Sumatran rhinos have changed the entire way I look at the world. Many thanks to Paul Reinhart for his many years taking such good care of the Sumatran rhinos!

2 What's Gnu at the Cincinnati Zoo? - 2012 » Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden - Page 18 { 07.27.12 at 4:14 pm }

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3 Will Johnson, San Diego { 08.22.12 at 1:55 pm }

Today, two folks from the San Diego Zoo came by my home to collect freshly cut branches from my front yard tree. It is a “Nekbudu” (Ficus lutea), and I am told the fresh branches & leaves get shipped to your zoo for use as feed for your Sumatran Rhinos. We plan to regularly harvest as much greenery from the tree as possible going forward. Y’all have no idea how tickled my wife & I are to know that this greenwaste goes to such a worthwhile use. Keep up the great work.

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