Last Sumatran Rhino in Western Hemisphere is Leaving the Cincinnati Zoo

Move to Indonesia is Harapan’s only chance to contribute to nearly-extinct population

harapanCINCINNATI (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.

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 project…

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


 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…

Rare Sumatran Rhino Pregnancy at Indonesian Sanctuary


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…

Sumatran Rhino Born at Cincinnati Zoo Provides Spark of Hope for Indonesia

Sumatran Rhino M0039

CINCINNATI –   “Andalas,” the Cincinnati Zoo’s first Sumatran rhino calf has produced the first Sumatran rhino pregnancy in Southeast Asia for the global captive breeding program.  Andalas and his mate, “Ratu”, both eight-years-old, were brought together through international goodwill and cooperation in an effort to save this critically endangered species. Now, scientists at the Cincinnati Zoo are joining conservationists around the globe, celebrating the rare pregnancy.

In 2001, Andalas became the first Sumatran rhino born in captivity in 112 years. …