Ratu and Andalus become parents to a baby rhino!

June 15th, 2016

Born May 12, 2016 to Ratu and Andalus, approximately 45 pounds and healthy, at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park.

This birth holds particular significance to Eye Care for Animals due to Dr. Allison Hoffman’s history with the baby’s father, Andalus.

Andalus the Rhino

Photo at left of the new baby girl from Cincinatti Zoo website. Photo on right of Dr. Allison Hoffman w/Andalus is courtesy of Dr. Walter Burnham.

Andalus is a Sumatran Rhino – the rarist of the five rhino species and one of the world’s most endangered. Andalus was born in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo and grew up at the Los Angeles Zoo. He was transferred from the LA Zoo to the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in 2007.  Dr. Hoffman surgically treated Andalus’s eye when he was at the LA Zoo, so when Andalus needed further eye surgery in 2014, the International Rhino Federation brought Dr. Hoffman in to do the job.

This is the second rhino calf Andalus has sired and the second with Ratu.  The first – a boy named Andatu – was born in 2012.

Here is the link to the Cincinnati Zoo’s website story of the birth.


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