16 February 2007

Rare Rhino Returns Home

Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis)

This critically endangered Rhinoceros, is the most endangered of all Rhino species, with only about 300 alive in the wild. The good news is that there may be hope for a captive breeding program. Andalas, born in the United States in 2001, is the first captive-born Sumatran Rhino in over 100 years. And now he's heading off to Indonesia, where he will be bred to two females at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary on the island of, well, Sumatra, of course.

Want to help? Adopt a Sumatran Rhino.

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