Saving the Sumatran Rhino
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is committed to the conservation of wildlife and wild places, including the Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis).
The Concern: The world’s most endangered rhino, the Sumatran rhino suffers from deforestation and poaching for its horn, which is believed by some cultures to have medicinal properties.
What’s a Zoo to Do? Breakthrough research at the Zoo has produced the only two Sumatran rhinos bred and born in captivity in over a century. The Zoo also provides technical training, research assistance and financial support for conservation in the wild, including anti-poaching patrols.