Harapan, the Sumatran Rhino: His Journey and New Life in Sumatra

The following videos tell the much anticipated tale of Harapan’s 3-day journey from the Cincinnati Zoo to the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in southern Sumatra. Check these out to find out more about how Harapan fared during his travel and how he’s acclimating to his new life in Sumatra.


This next video provides a similar narration of events but is told more from the perspective of the Cincinnati Zoo:

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  • internationalwildlifebond1

    (November 20, 2015 - 1:53 am)

    L.P. Thank you for sharing this very moving piece – Re-blogged and shared. We (the human race) must do more to protect and ensure the survival of the Sumatran rhino, the numbers left are truly shocking.

    • L. P.

      (November 20, 2015 - 2:02 am)

      You are so welcome! And yes, it is truly moving and highlights the sacrifices that this rhino (a long time in a crate) and his caretakers made because of poachers driving these rhinos towards extinction!

  • internationalwildlifebond1

    (November 20, 2015 - 1:57 am)

    Reblogged this on International Wildlife Bond and commented:

    Sumatran rhino, only 100 left in the world (thanks to poaching). This story is about a male, Harapan transported from Cincinnati Zoo to a Sumatran rhino sanctuary to hopefully, successfully participate in a breeding programme to help save the species.

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