My first job at the L.A. Zoo was a two-day-a-week relief keeper caring for the Zoo’s last black rhino, Buster. I couldn’t believe my good fortune…news quickly spread throughout the Zoo community of a very special birth at the Cincinnati Zoo of a Sumatran rhino, the first captive-born in 112 years: Andalas.
THE RED RHINO BLOGS The announcement in August 2015 that Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden would send the last Sumatran rhinoceros, 8-year-old Harapan, in North America to the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park was bittersweet news.… read more →
In 1984, four American zoos (Los Angeles, San Diego, Cincinnati, and Bronx) met in Singapore to establish a captive breeding program to save the Sumatran rhinoceros, eventually resulting in the first captive-born rhino of the red-haired species in 112 years. Read more