Highly Endangered Sumatran Rhino Gives Birth, Rare Success in Captivity

Highly Endangered Sumatran Rhino Gives Birth, Rare Success in Captivity

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female Sumatran Rhino gave birth - Indonesian Rhino FoundationA highly endangered Sumatran rhinoceros gave birth to a calf Saturday in western Indonesia, a forestry official said. It is only the fifth known birth in captivity for the species in 123 years.

The mother, Ratu, pictured, right, delivered the male calf after a nearly 16-month pregnancy.

(READ the AP story in the Washington Post)

Photo from the Indonesian Rhino Foundation

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