Rain or shine, global pandemic or not, there are still rhinos to take care of at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary. Out of an abundance of caution, there have been several safety measures put into place to keep staff healthy, but for the rhinos’ daily life, not much has changed. We are so appreciative of the dedication of all staff at the SRS in making sure their animals receive the utmost care and attention, even during these difficult times.
Teams of keepers and vets work at the facility for a two-week rotation to care for the rhinos. Staff sleep at the newly finished dormitory on property and they have all their food and supplies delivered to the front gate. Keepers limit contact with each other as much as possible, wearing masks even in the humid Sumatra heat. When teams switch, there is a deep-cleaning of all the common areas. IRF is funding additional disinfectant stations for staff and vehicles at the sanctuary.