Let’s Get Planting!

For the past month we’ve been raising funds to plant trees in Way Kambas National Park, home to one of the world’s most endangered mammal species, the Sumatran rhino. With fewer than 80 animals left, all living in small, fragmented populations, we must take immediate action to save the Sumatran rhino from extinction.  IRF is... Continue Reading →

Recovering Habitat in Sumatra

The dense, steamy rainforests of Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park shelter some of the world’s most unique and threatened mammal species, including Sumatran elephants, tigers, and rhinos.  The Sumatran rhino in particular is so rare - fewer than 80 survive - that only a handful of people have ever seen one in the wild. Experts... Continue Reading →

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 →

What it Means to be Critically Endangered

Black rhino The IUCN has just issued a Red List update for African rhinos. Black rhino numbers have steadily been increasing since 1995, so why are they still considered Critically Endangered? Of the five living rhino species, three – the black, Sumatran and Javan rhinos – are classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red... Continue Reading →

2019 State of the Rhino Report: Efforts in India and Nepal lead to increases in the numbers of the greater one-horned rhino

This is the third post in the 2019 State of the Rhino Report series. View previous posts: Report Highlights and Africa. Strict protection by government authorities in India and Nepal, has resulted in remarkable conservation successes for the greater one-horned, or Indian, rhino which has rebounded from fewer than 100 individuals to more than 3,600... Continue Reading →

The Plan to Save Sumatran Rhinos: Capture

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.

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