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2012-06-24 22:20:25

LAMPUNG, Indonesia, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) is pleased to announce the birth of a baby male rhino born to Ratu, a 12-year-old Sumatran rhino living at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Indonesia's Way Kambas National Park. The calf was born on June 23 at 12:46 a.m. with no complications, attended by SRS veterinarians, keepers and international advisors.. There are fewer than 200 Sumatran rhinos living in Indonesia and Malaysia. This is the...

2012-06-22 06:21:05

LAMPUNG, Indonesia, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) is anticipating the birth of a Sumatran rhino at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Indonesia's Way Kambas National Park. This birth is one of the most significant advances of the conservation effort for Sumatran rhinos. With fewer than 200 Sumatran rhinos remaining in Indonesia and Malaysia, the birth is being anticipated globally. The rhino calf is expected to be born sometime within the next few...

2012-02-08 11:43:00

SUMATRA, Indonesia, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists around the world are following the pregnancy of Ratu, a seven year old Sumatran rhino who lives at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia's Way Kambas National Park. The International Rhino Foundation announced today that Ratu has just completed the 11th month of her pregnancy, and they are optimistic she will deliver a healthy baby Sumatran Rhino. In February 2010, Ratu's first pregnancy was diagnosed but she...

2011-10-13 07:00:00

Ron DeArmond, course instructor for the Feline Conservation Federation teaches the Wildlife Conservation Educators Course to empower the next generation of conservation educators, and also, to present information and new ideas to help those already engaged in wildlife education. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 The Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) is conducting the next Wildlife Conservation Educatorâs Course on Saturday, November 5, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the...

2010-12-14 00:01:39

New Initiative to Fund Field Conservation Projects Silver Spring, MD (Vocus) December 13, 2010 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Ape Taxon Advisory Group (TAG) today announced a critical new campaign to sustain a future for one of the planet's most imperiled group of animals"” apes. For apes"”bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, gibbons and siamangs"”the outlook in the wild is bleak. Given catastrophic population declines, it is estimated that some ape...

2010-02-17 09:58:00

CINCINNATI and LOS ANGELES and SUMATRA, Indonesia, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Conservationists across the world are celebrating a pregnancy in one of the world's most endangered species, the Sumatran Rhino. The pregnancy of female Ratu, born in Indonesia, and male Andalas, the first of only three Sumatran rhinos born in captivity in more than 112 years, is giving hope to international rhino biologists. The breeding occurred at Indonesia's Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Way Kambas National...

2009-09-07 09:26:57

An endangered Sumatran rhinoceros who gave birth to three calves in recent years has died at age 21 at the Cincinnati Zoo, officials said. Emi, who lived at the zoo for 14 years, died Sunday, zoo veterinarian Terri Roth said. It is always devastating when an animal reaches the end of its life, especially those that are so special, but Emi could not have been in better hands all these years, Roth said in a release. Emi gave birth to three calves at the zoo -- Andalas in 2001, Suci in 2004...

2008-09-17 15:00:24

Yes, there's a rivalry between the abutting Midwestern states. But it stops at sports. When it comes to the life of an animal, Michigan and Ohio are friends. When the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo needed a CAT scan of her nasal passages, they called Michigan. To be exact, they were calling and asking for xCAT(R), a compact medical CAT scanner that was born and raised in Michigan and designed for scanning specific areas of a patient's head. A human patient's head. xCAT is the...

2008-09-08 18:00:24

SEBASTOPOL, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nominated by prestigious zoological and wildlife-focused institutions worldwide for their environmentalism, self-motivation, scholarship, computer literacy, and creative talents, two contingents of enthusiastic teens will share time and resources with leading scientists, educators, photographers and filmmakers to learn about polar bears and their habitat. Polar Bears International (PBI) invests over $10,000 in each student from donations...

2008-07-23 15:00:00

The Cincinnati Zoo will use $1.5 million in state funds for an endangered-cat breeding facility, the only such program in North American zoos, officials said. Zoo officials say the Cat Canyon-Small Cat Reproduction Center project in Warren County, Ohio, will be the first dedicated breeding facility for endangered small cats at any North American zoo, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. Small cats species in the wild weigh less than 50 pounds as adults and face extinction in the wild as their...