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Critically endangered Sumatran rhino is pregnant, again

General September 22, 2015

Sumatran rhino Ratu with her one-day old male baby Andatu beside her at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park in Lampung, Sumatra island, in a photo released by the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry on June 25, 2012A rare Sumatran rhino in Indonesia is pregnant with her second baby and is expected to give birth in May, raising new hope for the critically endangered species, conservationists said Tuesday. The mother is Ratu, a wild rhino who wandered out of the rainforest and into the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia's Way Kambas National Park 10 years ago. Sumatran rhinos have very long pregnancies that last about 16 months, even though they are the smallest of the living rhino species.


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