Happy Birthday Delilah! They Grow Up So Fast

Little Delilah is not so little anymore. Today, she turned four years old and earlier this year she left her mother, Ratu, and moved into an enclosure all her own at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia. Leaving her mother was a big first step in her maturity. Her... Continue Reading →

Happy Mother’s Day to Rhino Mom, Ratu

Happy Mother’s Day! We're celebrating all moms today, but especially Sumatran rhino mom, Ratu. Please enjoy this video from our Virtual Cinco de Rhino event where we did a live reading of the book “One Special Rhino: The Story of Andatu.” This book about Andatu and his mom Ratu was written and illustrated by students... Continue Reading →

Care at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary

Rain or shine, global pandemic or not, there are still rhinos to take care of at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary. Out of an abundance of caution, there have been several safety measures put into place to keep staff healthy, but for the rhinos' daily life, not much has changed. We are so appreciative of the... Continue Reading →

2019 Has Been the Year of the Rhino in Buffalo, NY

Buffalo Zoo Makes Significant Donation to Support Expansion of Indonesian Rhino Sanctuary Through community fundraising events throughout 2019, the Buffalo Zoo has raised $13,500 to support the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) expansion of the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia. In Indonesia, fewer than 80 Sumatran rhinos remain. The species is likely now the most endangered... Continue Reading →

Last Chance to Save Sumatran Rhinos

If we don’t act now, the Sumatran rhino could be extinct in our lifetime. There is still a chance to save the Sumatran rhino. It takes a lot to save a species: vision, a plan, persistence...and your support.

Mourning Tam: Sabah’s Last Male Sumatran Rhino

A statement from Susie Ellis, PhD, Executive Director, International Rhino Foundation “Tam”, a male Sumatran rhino whose estimated age was 35 years, died today in Sabah, Malaysia following a prolonged illness. Tam’s health had deteriorated in the last few months, Sabah Wildlife Department sources said. Tam passed away surrounded by the dedicated keepers and veterinary... Continue Reading →

Hope for Harapan: Saving Sumatran Rhinos

In more ways than one, Harapan means "hope." Born at the Cincinnati Zoo 12 years ago today, Sumatran rhino Harapan captured the hearts of the many that met him. Now at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia, Harapan has the opportunity to become part of the national conservation breeding strategy. With fewer than 80 of... Continue Reading →

Indonesian Communities Helping the Sumatran Rhino

Written by Inov Sectionov, IRF Indonesia Coordinator Of the five rhino species, the Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) is the most in peril, with population numbers fewer than 80. These rhinos now survive in only very small and highly fragmented populations in Indonesia. The government of Indonesia has devised an emergency action plan to bring the... Continue Reading →

A Day at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary

If you've been following our blog, then you've heard us talking about the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS). For our new readers, the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, located in the heart of Way Kambas National Park on the island of Sumatra, is home to the only reproductively viable captive Sumatran rhinos in the world. Created in 1996,... Continue Reading →

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