Every Rhino Counts One year after traveling to the other side of the world to meet a mate and contribute to the survival
"Fecal hormone analysis was conducted by CREW, but fecal hormone results can be messy and are not always reliable until well
The female was the first of her species to be spotted in Indonesian Borneo in 40 years.
Fewer than 100 of the species are believed to exist in the wild.
The 8-year-old animal's move is part of a last-ditch effort to save the critically-endangered species.
Taking selfies, quack medical cures and collecting ornaments are all more important than protecting animals. A mounted head or showing off your wealth is apparently more valuable than a species threatened with extinction.
With less than 30 animals left in Borneo and an estimated 80 animals in Sumatra, the Sumatran rhino should be a constant reminder to all consumers of the devastating effect industrial palm oil plantations have on wildlife.
The birth of this baby Sumatran rhino is hopefully just the first of more to come -- injecting new genes, new life, and new hope into a species that many feared might never see another calf born again.