The International Rhino Foundation Blog


On this day, four years ago, rhino conservationists and veterinarians at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park, on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, were celebrating the arrival of the first ever rhino calf born in captivity in Indonesia. His birth was the historical culmination of robust international cooperation. His father, Andalas, was born at the Cincinnati Zoo on September 13, 2001 and came to Indonesia when he was six years old. Andatu’s mother, Ratu, was born in Way Kambas National Park, but wandered outside the park’s boundaries in 2005. Fortunately, she was rescued and brought to the Sanctuary for protection.


Andatu’s name is a combination of his mother’s and father’s names, but it is also short for an Indonesian term that means a “Gift from God.” At birth, he weighed approximately 60 pounds, but reached 500 pounds – a quarter of a ton – before…

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  1. Hmmm… Good points about the age structure of the immigrant popalution.I looked up the urbanization rate of China and it seems that the country is still 50% rural. Wouldn't this suggest that there is a large rural population that might meet the demand for cheap labor? You mentioned that the rising cost of food would work to keep people on the land, but I wonder how much of an impediment to further urbanization that would really be…

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