Celebrate World Rhino Day at the Zoo!

Event: Sunday, September 21, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

CINCINNATI, OH (September 17, 2014) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is celebrating the 5th Annual World Rhino Day on Sunday, September 21, 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.

“Because the life-threatening issues facing this species are the…

Cincinnati Zoo Mourns Loss of Indian Rhino

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CINCINNATI (July 4, 2014) – “Nikki”, an endangered Indian rhino, and one of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s most beloved and well-known animals, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 3.  She passed away in her indoor home, around 7 a.m., at the Zoo’s Rhino Reserve.

The female Indian rhino, born at the Toronto Zoo in 1991, was known worldwide for the world’s first successful artificial insemination (AI) procedure in this endangered rhino species.

In early…

Endangered Indian Rhino Calf Continues Our Tradition of World Firsts

Rhino calf MonicaCINCINNATI – (June 12, 2014) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) and the Buffalo Zoo, in Buffalo, New York, are excited to announce the birth of a female Indian rhino calf produced by artificial insemination (AI), and born on June 5. From a historical standpoint, this is the first offspring for a male rhino who never contributed…

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…

Rare Sumatran Rhino Pregnancy at Indonesian Sanctuary

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Cincinnati Zoo’s “Andalas” is Sparking Hope for His Species

Indonesia (February 9, 2012) – Scientists around the world are following the pregnancy of one of the world’s most endangered species, the Sumatran rhino. At the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park, “Ratu” has just completed the 11th month of her pregnancy. The expectant Sumatran rhino’s pregnancy will probably last four to five months longer.

In February 2010, Ratu’s first pregnancy was diagnosed but she miscarried after two…