Los Angeles Zoo Senior Animal Keeper Candace Sclimenti set off to Africa for four weeks, beginning in January 2016, to consult with staff at the International Center for Medical Research in Franceville, Gabon (CIRMF). The lab at this facility phased… read more →
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
THE RED RHINO BLOGS The announcement in August that Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden would send the last Sumatran rhinoceros in North America to the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park was bittersweet news. For those who… read more →