Rosa at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary
Unlike most Sumatran rhinos, Rosa, a young female, exhibits none of the shy, solitary behavior normally associated with her species. 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 her mud holes.
Adopt a Rhino From the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary
The Sumatran rhinoceros is one of the most endangered mammals on Earth. Fewer than 100 animals survive in small, isolated forest fragments in Indonesia. The Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Indonesia is home to seven rhinos that are part of an intensively-managed research and breeding program aimed at increasing 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 SRS, either in your own name, or as a gift for a relative or friend who supports wildlife conservation.
Andatu’s 3rd Birthday
At 12:40 am on Saturday, June 23, 2012, Ratu, one of the three adult female rhinos at Indonesia’s Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, gave birth to a 60-lb male calf. Not only was this Ratu’s first baby, but it was the first Sumatran rhino ever born in captivity in Indonesia and only the fifth ever born in captivity worldwide. Andatu is full grown now, but we couldn't resist posting this adorable video of him as a youngster.