Saturday, February 17, 2007
Andalas, the first Sumatran rhinoceros born in captivity in more than a century, will leave his adopted home in the LA Zoo to fly to Indonesia and help repopulate the species. Born in Cincinnati in 2001, Andalas is headed for Sumatra. There he will meet, and hopefully mate, with two female rhinos at a sanctuary in the Way Kambas National Park. The Sumatran is the smallest, in some ways the most primitive, and definitely the most endangered rhino in the world. There may be less than 300 animals living.