Sumatran Rhino

CREW’s Signature Sumatran Rhino Project The Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) is one of the most endangered animals on Earth with approximately 100 individuals distributed throughout fragmented rainforests of Southeast Asia. The goal of the Sumatran rhino program is to keep the rhinos safe in the wild while establishing a successful international captive breeding program. In 1984, a captive breeding program was formally established…

Cincinnati Zoo Celebrates World Rhino Day

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…CINNATI, OH (September 5, 2013) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is celebrating the 4th Annual World Rhino Day on Sunday, September 22, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests of all ages are invited to come out and join the festivities to raise awareness and promote conservation efforts for the five critically endangered species of rhinoceros. “Three of the world’s five rhino species have been increasing in numbers but the recent staggering incr…

Rhino Global Partnerships

…vernmental organizations to help save the endangered plants, animals and ecosystems of the world. International Rhino Foundation (IRF) Borneo Rhino Alliance Rhino Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) Yayasan Badak Indonesia (YABI) Asian Rhino Project International Rhino Foundation (IRF) The IRF is dedicated to the survival of the world’s rhino species throughconservation and research. CREW scientist, Dr. Terri Roth, serves as the Vice President for Asia Pr…

Sumatran Rhino Returns to the Cincinnati Zoo in the Face of Crisis

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 CINCINNATI – (July 21, 2013) “Harapan,” a six-year-old male Sumatran rhino born at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2007 and later moved to the White Oak Conservation Center in Florida and then on to the Los Angeles Zoo, returned home in July in an effort to help save his rapidly disappearing species from extinction.   With no more than 100 Sumatran rhinos left on the planet and only two on this continent (Harapan and his sister, nine-year-old “Suci”), th…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Rare Sumatran Rhino is a Dad!

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 “Andalas” is Sparking Hope for His Species VIDEO AND PHOTO LINKS BELOW Cincinnati, OH – The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are pleased to announce the birth of a bouncing baby boy Sumatran rhino! The calf was born to mother, “Ratu”, a 12-year-old Sumatran rhino living at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park and father, “Andalas,” born at the Cincinnati Zoo in 20…

Cincinnati Zoo Prepares for World’s First AI Indian Rhino Birth

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…s mounting behind the scenes at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, where an 18-year-old pregnant Indian rhinoceros named “Nikki” is expected to give birth in approximately 60 days. {Recent video of Nikki can be seen here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szFiXbzYpEQ} Not only will this be the world’s first birth of an endangered Indian rhino conceived by artificial insemination (AI), but it will also be the world’s first Indian rhino

Cincinnati Zoo Mourns Death of Old Endangered Sumatran Rhino

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Sumatran Rhino Ipuh CINCINNATI – (February 18, 2013) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is mourning the loss of one of the world’s most famous endangered Sumatran rhinos – “Ipuh.”   The male rhino, who was believed to be at least 33 years old, has lived at the Cincinnati Zoo for the past 22 years and sired three calves, Andalas (2001), Suci (2004) and Harapan (2007). In 2001, years of breakthrough research by scientists at the Zoo’…

It’s a Girl! Sumatran Rhino Birth Gives Species Hope

Rhino from Cincinnati sires second calf in Sumatra! CINCINNATI  (May 12, 2016) – The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) announced today that the critically-endangered Sumatran rhino population has increased by one!  A female rhino calf was born on May 12, at 4:42 a.m., at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Indonesia. The calf’s father, Andalas, was born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in 2001 and moved to the SRS in 2007. Video…

Sumatran Rhino in Indonesia is Pregnant! Rhino born at the Cincinnati Zoo is the Father

  Andalas CINCINNATI  (September 22, 2015) – The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) announced today, on World Rhino Day, that the critically-endangered Sumatran rhino population will soon increase by one.  In a species with fewer than 100 individuals left on the planet, one is a significant number. The announcement has special local significance since the father, Andalas, was born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.  His birth,…

Last Sumatran Rhino in Western Hemisphere is Leaving the Cincinnati Zoo

…(August 25, 2015) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announced today that eight-year-old male Sumatran rhino Harapan will be moved to Indonesia. His departure marks the end of an era for the Cincinnati Zoo’s Sumatran rhino breeding program, the only captive breeding program in the United States to produce calves for this crtically-endangered species. During a press conference held to announce Harapan’s departure, Dr. Terri Roth, Director…