Harapan, the Last Sumatran Rhino in the U.S. is Returning Home to Mate

As an update on the previous post concerning Sumatran Rhinos’ extinction status, an 8-year old male named Harapan, as the only member of his species living outside of Southeast Asia, will be sent to Sumatra to become part of a breeding program. USA Today reports, “Cincinnati Zoo scientists, zookeepers, volunteers and visitors have fallen in love with playful, gentle Harapan, but Roth [the zoo’s vice president of conservation and science] said keeping him in Cincinnati would unfairly condemn him to a life of solitude.”  At Sumatra’s sanctuary, Harapan will be guarded by anti-poaching units while researchers attend to his diet, health, and medical needs according to Newsweek.

Here is also the official announcement by The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

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  1. Pingback: Sumatran Rhino, Harapan, Prepares for His Journey Home for Breeding Program | Cecils Pride

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