It’s a girl!
A 14-year-old member of one of the rarest mammal species on the planet gave birth to a female calf at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in their Indonesian National Park home on May 12.
The 8-year-old hero, named Harapan (“Hope” in Indonesian), left Ohio and traveled nearly 10,000 miles to this same sanctuary at Way Kambas National Park. Harapan was born at the Cincinnati Zoo in a captive breeding program that has provided some of important breakthroughs for rhino reproduction in captivity.
(WATCH the video of the wobbly 2-day-old calf below, and follow her progress on Rhino Foundation’s Facebook page)
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