Baby Sumatran Rhino Is Indonesia’s First Born in Captivity

September 30, 2015 - Fewer than a hundred Sumatran rhinos remain in the wild. Recently declared extinct in Malaysia, the rhino is now found primarily on the island of Sumatra, in Indonesia. The young calf shown in this video was filmed at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park in 2012, just a few weeks after he became the fourth Sumatran rhino born in captivity in modern times. Named Andatu, he was also the first born in captivity within Indonesia. Nine Sumatran rhinos currently live in captivity worldwide. Sumatran rhinos, the world's smallest, are the only two-horned rhino in Asia; they're also hairy. And they're quite vocal, making a sound that Rasmus Gren Havmøller—a PhD student at the Natural History Museum of Denmark and the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate at the University of Copenhagen—describes as resembling a humpback whale. The adult bull shown making the sound in this video was filmed at the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary in Sabah, Malaysia.Video courtesy Rasmus Gren Havmøller