In a heartwarming story, a very rare Sumatran rhino baby was born in Way Kambas National Park, Southern Sumatra. This happened because a female rhino from Sumatra and a male rhino from Ohio’s Cincinnati Zoo got together. The baby rhino was born on a Saturday, which is great news because these rhinos are almost gone from the earth. People hurt them by hunting them and destroying their homes.

The new baby rhino, weighing 27 kilograms (60 pounds) with black hair, stood up just 45 minutes after birth and began nursing from its mother, Ratu, four hours later. These rhinos are not very tall, about 1.5 meters, with bodies measuring around 2.5 meters, which suits the Sumatran forests. However, a significant issue is their infrequent reproduction and dwindling numbers, making it vital to intensify conservation efforts. Programs like the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary play a crucial role in protecting them, especially since they vanished from Malaysia in 2019, and safeguarding their existence in Sumatra is of utmost importance.