Sumatran Rhino “Harapan” The Sumatran rhinoceros is one of the most endangered animals on Earth with fewer than 80 individuals surviving in the world. Also known as the “hairy rhino” because of its hairy body, the remaining wild Sumatran rhinos are scattered throughout fragmented rainforests in Southeast Asia, making it difficult for the animals to find each other and reproduce. Through their research, the Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife’s (CREW) scientists have become world experts on the reproductive physiology of Sumatran and Indian rhinos. In an effort to increase animal numbers and improve genetic diversity, CREW uses science and technology to achieve numerous reproductive breakthroughs in these highly endangered Asian rhinos. Two males born at the Cincinnati Zoo, Andalas and Harapan, have been relocated to the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia to give them a chance to contribute to the survival of their species by breeding with females there. “The Cincinnati Zoo has been committed to saving the Sumatran rhino for 25 years, and this move only strengthens that commitment,” Thane Maynard, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Zoo. Delilah The Cincinnati Zoo works closely with the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry, the Indonesian Rhino Foundation, the IUCN Asian Rhino Specialist Group and the International Rhino Foundation, to protect this species in the wild and also propagate Sumatran rhinos in zoos.