5th Graders Publish Sumatran Rhino Book

Son of Sumatran rhino born at the Cincinnati Zoo is the subject of 5th-grade students’ book.

81MHXV7s0RLAs many elementary-school children prepare to graduate this summer, the fifth graders of PS 107 John W. Kimball Learning Center in Park Slope, Brooklyn, are working on an even bigger challenge.  They have just become published authors as a way to help save endangered rhinos.    

Their book, One Special Rhino: the Story of Andatu, a yearlong…

Endangered species: The last animals of their kind

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What are the rarest creatures in the world? This is a surprisingly difficult question to answer, but there are a few likely contenders, finds Rachel Nuwer.

Excerpt from article on BBC.com by Rachel Nuwer

Although she didn’t let on that anything was wrong, by the time the leaves began to change Suci’s keepers knew she was in trouble. The Sumatran rhino had dropped too much weight over the summer. By December, she had stopped playing with…

Cincinnati Zoo Devastated By Loss of Endangered Sumatran Rhino

CINCINNATI (March 31, 2014) – “Suci”, one of the world’s rare endangered Sumatran rhinos, passed away late on Sunday, March 30. Surrounded by the keepers and veterinary staff who cared for her daily, she died at her home at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. 

The female Sumatran rhino, born at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2004, was one of three Sumatran rhino calves born to mother, “Emi” and father, “Ipuh.” Suci’s keepers first became concerned about her when they noticed…

Cincinnati Zoo Sumatran Rhinos Featured in On Earth Magazine

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Sex and the Single Rhino

When a species approaches extinction, it may be time to take desperate measures—like mating brother with sister.
by Elizabeth Kolbert  @ElizKolbert • March 10, 2014

Do you want to take over?” Paul Reinhart asked, holding out a pail of the sort usually used for mopping floors. Inside was a small buffet’s worth of fruits and vegetables: apple slices, papaya wedges, carrots, bananas. Each of the bananas had been carefully sliced in half…

Sumatran Rhino In the News

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Chicago ABC – http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/national_world&id=9180104

Columbus – http://www.nbc4i.com/story/23255538/matchmaking-in-works-for-ohio-zoos-sumatran-rhino

CBS Evening News – http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50151370n

France 24 – http://www.france24.com/en/20130727-us-zoo-breed-rhino-siblings

Local 12 – http://www.local12.com/community/features/heart-my-pet/stories/rare-sumatran-rhino-brink-extinction-5.shtml

Kenya Star – http://www.kenyastar.com/index.php/sid/215976148/scat/c08dd24cec417021

Huffington Post – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/21/cincinnati-zoo-rhino_n_3630986.html

Steve Chabot’s website – http://stevechabot.com/blog/rhinos-riverboats-and-a-skirmish-at-sea/

Washington Post – http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/ohio-zoo-tries-to-mate-rhino-siblings-to-help-save-species/2013/07/21/7123b0b2-f222-11e2-ae43-b31dc363c3bf_story.html

New York Daily News – http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/zoo-mate-rhino-brother-sister-article-1.1404925

U.S. News – http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/21/19598005-cincinnati-zoo-plans-to-mate-sibling-rhinos-to-save-endangered-species?lite

San Fransisco Chronicle – http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Matchmaking-in-works-for-Ohio-zoo-s-Sumatran-rhino-4761047.php

The Guardian  – http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jul/21/cincinnati-zoo-mate-sumatran-rhino

Scientific American – http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2013/07/22/sumatran-rhino-mate-brother-sister/

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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”), this move demonstrates just…

Cincinnati Zoo Mourns Death of Old Endangered Sumatran Rhino

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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’s Lindner Center for Conservation and Research…

Cincinnati Zoo’s Rare Sumatran Rhino is a Dad!

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 “Andalas” is Sparking Hope for His Species

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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…

A Suspenseful Summer in Sumatra

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All eyes are on the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park on the island of Sumatra where a female rhino named Ratu and her mate Andalas (who was born and raised at the Cincinnati Zoo) are about to make history. 

A very pregnant Ratu is due to deliver her calf in June or July 2012.  The calf will be the first captive bred Sumatran…