Rare Sumatran rhino pregnancy offers hope to species

Ratu, a female Sumatra rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), is in the eleventh month of her third pregnancy raising hopes for a successful birth of one of the world's most imperiled big mammals. Ratu suffered two prior miscarriages, but researchers believe the current pregnancy—which still has four to five months to go (for a total term of around 15-16 months)—could produce what Indonesian officials have long hoped for: a bundle of joy at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Sumatra. With only around 200 Sumatran rhinos surviving today in Indonesia and Bornean Malaysia, many conservationists see such breeding efforts as the last and best chance to save the Critically Endangered species from extinction.

Rare Sumatran rhino pregnancy offers hope to species

A Sumatran rhino which is 10-months pregnant is receiving special medical care after suffering two miscarriages, a conservationist said Thursday, fuelling hope for the critically-endangered ...

Thu 2 Feb 12 from Phys.org

Pregnancy of rare rhino being monitored

JAKARTA, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Wildlife scientists say they are carefully monitoring the pregnancy of a Sumatran Rhino, one of the world's most endangered species, at an Indonesian sanctuary.

Tue 7 Feb 12 from UPI

Sumatran rhino pregnant: conservationists hope third time's the charm

Ratu, a female Sumatra rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), is in the eleventh month of her third pregnancy raising hopes for a successful birth of one of the world's most imperiled big mammals. ...

Tue 7 Feb 12 from Mongabay.com

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