Ratu

Sumatran rhinos are the smallest and furriest of all rhino species. They live in the dense, tropical forests of Indonesia and are Asia’s only two-horned rhino.

Ratu, whose name means “queen,” is one of the fewer than 80 Sumatran rhinos left in the world. She is also the only Sumatran rhino to have given birth in captivity in Indonesia, and she’s had two calves so far. The birth of her two calves, Andatu and Delilah, were the result of years of hard work and international research and collaboration – and they represent our best hope of saving Sumatran rhinos from extinction.

You can symbolically adopt Ratu the Sumatran rhino either in your own name, or as a gift for a relative or friend who supports wildlife conservation.

For each adoption, you’ll receive:

 

  • A digital certificate to print
  • A digital photo of your adopted rhino to share on social media
  • A bio on your adopted rhino
  • An exclusive rhino adoption sticker

By adopting Ratu today, you’ll help save Sumatran rhinos from extinction. Your donation will fund:

 

  • Care for Ratu, her calves, and the other rhinos at the sanctuary
  • Continued research and breeding efforts
  • Protection for wild Sumatran rhinos and their habitat

Ratu’s Story

The Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Indonesia is home to seven rhinos, including Ratu, that are part of an intensively-managed research and breeding program aimed at increasing Sumatra’s wild rhino population. At the sanctuary, the rhinos reside in large, open areas where they can experience a natural rainforest habitat while still receiving state-of-the-art veterinary care and nutrition. The future of this species may very well depend on the success of the conservation breeding program at the SRS.

If we don’t act now, the Sumatran rhino could be extinct in our lifetime. Despite protection, the species has decreased by more than 70 percent over the past thirty years. Because most Sumatran rhinos now live only in tiny, isolated populations, they can’t find each other to breed.

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