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Conservationists across the world are saddened by the loss of the first pregnancy of Ratu, a young female Sumatran rhino at Indonesia’s Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park. Ratu and male Andalas, brought together through international goodwill and cooperation in an effort to save this critically endangered species, bred successfully in January, and a pregnancy was announced in February.
Ratu, born in Indonesia, wandered into a village just outside Sumatra’s Way Kambas National Park in 2006. Andalas, the first of only three Sumatran rhinos born in captivity in more than 112 years, was born at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in 2001, grew up at the Los Angeles Zoo and was transferred from the L.A. Zoo to the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in 2007.
Three years after Andalas’ successful transition to the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, he and Ratu mated. The breeding followed months of gradual introduction by scent, sound, sight, and finally, physical proximity. An ultrasound revealed Ratu was pregnant in early February. However, recent examinations indicate that the embryo is no longer present.
Baca selengkapnya di: WorldZooToday, March 31st, 2010.
JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com — Walaupun kelahiran anak Ratu, badak berusia 9 tahun berbobot sekitar 525 kg, diperkirakan bulan Mei 2011, berita kehamilan badak sumatera atau Dicerorhinus sumatrensis dari sebuah desa di pinggiran Taman Nasional Way Kambas, Provinsi Lampung, itu sudah mendunia dan disambut sukacita para penggiat konservasi di Indonesia dan dunia.
“Keberhasilan Ratu mengandung bayinya merupakan hasil kombinasi dari ilmu pengetahuan yang baik, kerja sama internasional antara pemerintah, LSM, dan kebun-kebun binatang, kerja sama yang erat dan waktu yang tepat, serta ketelatenan dari para personal di tempat penangkaran,” kata Darori, Direktur Jenderal Perlindungan Hutan dan Konservasi Alam Kementerian Kehutanan, Jumat (19/2/2010) di Jakarta.
Berita selengkapnya: Kompas, 19 Pebruari 2010.
Emi, the Sumatran rhino that delivered a record number of calves while in captivity, died this weekend, dealing a setback to the breeding programs that once called her the last hope to saving the endangered species.
The 21-year-old rhino lived at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden for 14 years, becoming a crowd favorite and producing three calves, Andalas, Suci and Harapan.
Just eight years ago, the delivery of Andalas marked the first captive birth of a Sumatran rhino in more than a century and helped the zoo become an internationally known breeding program.
“The loss of an animal that’s as beloved and well-known as Emi is always heartbreaking,” said Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo. “But it’s important to remember, too, that we’re going to continue to work to save endangered species like this, and that Emi won’t be forgotten.”