Sumatran rhinoceros
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Endangered Sumatran rhinoceros born in captivity

A Sumatran rhinoceros - one of the world's most endangered species - has given birth at a sanctuary in Indonesia.

Conservationists at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park said the mother, Ratu, and her male calf were both "very well".

It is only the fourth recorded case of a Sumatran rhino being born in captivity in a century.

There are thought to be fewer than 200 alive in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Alpa Patel reports.

  • 26 Jun 2012
  • From the section World