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Way Kambas National Park welcomes a second Sumatran rhino baby this year

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Jakarta, IO – Another baby rhino was born in the Sumatran Rhino Reserve, Way Kambas National Park (SRS TNWK), Lampung, Sat (25/11) at 4am WIB. The 25-kg male calf is the first offspring of Delilah and Harapan, per Kompas, Sun (27/11).

The Environment and Forestry Ministry’s (KLHK) Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation (KSDAE) director general Satyawan Pudyatmoko said the calf was found by the park’s staff at 8.19am WIB.

SRS TNWK is managed by Way Kambas National Park Center together with the Indonesian Rhino Foundation, is designated as a sanctuary to ensure the survival of the nearly extinct Sumatran rhino.

Delilah was also born at SRS TNWK in 2016, from parents Ratu and Andalas. “In the future, Sumatran rhino calves born from the breeding program at SRS TNWK will be released back into their natural habitat,” said Satyawan.

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He also said that the baby is in a healthy and stable condition, and is now able to stand upright and walk. “Shortly after being found, she was able to breastfeed in a standing position,” he said.

Including the newborn, TNWK has so far produced five Sumatran rhinos, namely Andatu in 2012, Delilah in 2016 and Sedah Mirah in 2022 and the offspring of Ratu and Andalas on September 30. (un)

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