Sex and the Sumatran Rhino

Susie Ellis, PhD Executive Director, International Rhino Foundation Despite the innate drive to reproduce, some rhinoceros species are notoriously difficult to breed. Recent research published in Mammal Review takes stock of assisted reproductive techniques that have been used for rhinoceros species, noting that assisted reproductive technologies, once they are reliable, may play a vital role in... Continue Reading →

Rhino Conservation Medicine Program Update

Rhinos at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Way Kambas National ParkBecause there are so few Sumatran rhinoceros managed in captivity around the world, a group called the Global Management and Propagation Board or GMPB for the Sumatran rhino was formed a few years ago in order to bring all stakeholders together to truly manage the... Continue Reading →

Notes from the Field – SRS Update

December 6, 2007: It is late in the day at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Southeast Sumatra and the afternoon rains have just stopped long enough to allow us to mix two of the center's rare rhinos for breeding purposes. Torgamba, the sanctuary's oldest male, will be introduced to Ratu, a young female that was relocated... Continue Reading →

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