Adopt A Rhino

The Sumatran rhinoceros is one of the most endangered mammals on Earth. Perhaps no more than 100 animals survive in small, isolated forest fragments in Indonesia and Malaysia.

The Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS), a 250-acre complex located within Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park, Indonesia, is currently home to seven rhinos that are part of an intensively-managed research and breeding program aimed at increasing the Sumatra’s wild rhino population. At the sanctuary, the rhinos reside in large, open areas where they can experience a natural rainforest habitat while still receiving state-of-the-art veterinary care and nutrition.

You may choose to adopt any of the seven rhinos at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, either in your own name, or as a gift for a relative or friend who supports wildlife conservation.

Each adoption packet (which includes a certificate of adoption, information about the rhino and a photograph) is personalized to the recipient. We mail the packets as quickly as possible after adoptions are made to the address provided. If you prefer an electronic copy, please include only an email in your order. We strive to have adoption packets arrive at their intended location within 1-2 weeks of purchase.

In honor of each adoption, you or your gift recipient will receive:
  • An adoption certificate
  • A photo and bio of your chosen rhino
  • Keep up with your rhino by friending "Andatu Rhino" on Facebook. He keeps you in the loop on all of the rhinos.

Delilah

Delilah was born in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 12th at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park, Indonesia. This is Ratu’s second calf and the second rhino ever born in captivity in Indonesia. She weighed approximately 45 pounds at birth, slightly less than her brother, Andatu, who weighed 60lbs. She and her mother continue to live in a maternity boma within the tropical forest. She spends the day napping, walking around with her mother, mouthing the shrubbery, and enjoying long mud baths, which her mother digs. When fully grown, Delilah will weigh more than half-a-ton, but probably less than one ton, and she should reach sexual maturity at about six or seven years of age. For now, she is an adorable ball of energy that loves wallowing and exploring her new environment.              Adopt Me »

Harapan

Harapan, a young male Sumatran rhino, was born at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2007 to mother Emi and father Ipuh. Harapan spent time in three U.S. zoos over his first 8 years of life:  the Cincinnati Zoo, White Oak Conservation Center in Florida, and the Los Angeles Zoo.  ‘Harry,’ as he’s known to his friends, was moved to the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) on 1 November 2015. Harapan will be gradually introduced to life in the rainforest.  Like the other rhinos at the SRS, Harapan will eventually have access to a 20-acre open forest area where he can experience a semi-natural habitat while remaining safe from humans.  For now, Harapan will be confined to a smaller area where he can become familiar with his new surroundings and keepers.  After a bit of time, SRS staff will begin introducing Harapan to the resident females.  Hopefully, Harapan will soon be an active participant in the Sumatran rhino breeding program.  We can’t wait to meet Andatu’s future cousins!

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Andatu

Andatu is one of the world’s “newest” rhinos. He was born early in the morning on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park, Indonesia. His father's is Andalas and mother is Ratu. Andatu's name is a combination of his mother's and father's names, but it is also short for an Indonesian term that means a “Gift from God." Andatu is the first rhino ever born in captivity in Indonesia, and perhaps only the eighth Sumatran rhino born in captivity anywhere in the world. Andatu spends the day walking around, wallowing, and snacking on the local vegetation. He's rambunctious, cute, and near and dear to our hearts!Adopt Me »

Bina

Bina, a 26-year-old female, is one of the last Sumatran rhinos to be captured and relocated within Indonesia. Bina was born in Sumatra’s Bengkulu Province, where this species was once abundant. However, by the 1980s, little habitat remained for rhinos following the establishment of several villages, a large oil palm plantation and a logging concession. Bina and the few other rhinos still living in the area were essentially stranded, with no chance for survival in the wild, and so they were rescued in 1991.

Bina is the oldest female at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary and the second oldest of her specie in captivity after Ipuh, Andalas’s father, who resides at the Cincinnati Zoo. Bina has been at the sanctuary since its inception in 1998. Of all the rhinos there, she is the most shy and solitary, but she gets along equally well with other rhinos and people. We are hopeful that Bina will still produce a calf and are working with reproductive specialists towards that goal.

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Ratu

At nine years of age, Ratu is the second youngest female Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) living at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary. Unlike the other rhinos at the sanctuary, Ratu (whose name means “queen”) was actually born in Way Kambas National Park, the protected area where the sanctuary is located.

Ratu is somewhat notorious for being difficult – at least as far as rhinoceroses go!  Ratu is the hardest SRS rhino to collect blood from, but is much more easygoing when she’s with her two favorite keepers, Rois and Lamijo.

On May 12th, 2016, Ratu gave birth to her second calf —a 45-pound, healthy female.  Ratu is an attentive and caring mother, and both mother and calf are doing super!

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Rosa

Beginning in late 2003, Rhino Protection Units working in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park began receiving reports from local villagers that a young Sumatran rhino, Rosa, had been observed walking along roads and browsing for vegetation. Most Sumatran rhinos are very shy and solitary, but this unique rhinoceros was comfortable living and feeding in close proximity to people. A special protection unit was permanently assigned to observe and protect this unusual animal who they named "Rosa" , as there were serious concerns that Rosa’s habituation to humans could put her at risk. Eventually Rosa was transferred to the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park where she could be better protected and may one day reproduce.

Rosa had adapted well to her life at the sanctuary and still exhibits all of the behaviors that make her so unique. Because she is habituated to humans, Rosa regularly takes long walks in the forest with sanctuary staff. She is a particularly loud rhino, and often vocalizes, especially when people are close by, or when her regular feeding time is approaching. Rosa also likes to “sing” when she is happily wallowing in the mud.

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Andalas

Cincinnati Zoo-bred Andalas, the first Sumatran rhino born in captivity in 112 years, was transferred from the United States to the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, a management and breeding facility located in Way Kambas National Park, Indonesia, in early 2007. Andalas reached sexual maturity sometime in early 2008 and began breeding with female Ratu in late 2009.

Andalas is currently the only breeding male at the sanctuary, where IRF has utilized all of the and husbandry reproductive science technologies at our disposal, including those already proven successful at the Cincinnati Zoo. He is given ample opportunity to breed with the Sanctuary's females, once their behavior and ultrasound examinations show that they are ready to breed. On June 23rd, 2012, Andalas became a father to Andatu - the first Sumatran rhino born in an Asian facility in 124 years!

Andalas bred with Ratu again in January of 2015. She gave birth to a female calf on May 12, 2016 – the second Sumatran calf born at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary.

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