Jakarta, IO – A female Sumatran rhino calf was born at the Way Kambas National Park, Lampung, Saturday (30/9) from a mother named Ratu at 1:44am.
Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya said the birth is a breath of fresh air for conservation efforts and the world, per Detikcom, Monday (2/10).
“This is certainly a happy news, not only for the Indonesian people, but also the world. I give the highest appreciation to those involved in making this happen,” said Siti.
“Hopefully, we can continue to receive uplifting news of the births of Sumatran rhinos and other endangered species in the future,” he continued.
This newly born is Ratu’s fourth offspring in the park. They were fathered by male rhino named Andalas.
Siti further said the success was proof of the government’s commitment in carrying out rhino conservation efforts in Indonesia.
“From the semi-natural breeding efforts carried out, Way Kambas National Park has successfully produced four Sumatran rhino calves, namely Andatu (2012), Delilah (2016), Sedah Mirah (2022), and another one this year,” she explained.
With this birth, the park now has a total of nine rhinos, five cows (Ratu, Bina, Rosa, Delilah and Sedah Mirah) and three bulls (Andalas, Harapan, and Andatu). (un)