Ratu, a Sumatran rhinoceros, is pregnant. This is newsworthy because Sumatran rhinos are endangered and births in captivity are incredibly rare. Ratu’s mate, Andalas, was the third Sumatran rhino born in captivity in 112 years. If all goes well, Ratu’s baby will be the fourth.
Sumatran rhinos are the most endangered of all rhinoceros species. Their numbers have decreased due to habitat loss and human poaching.
To read more about Ratu, visit CNN.com.
To read about the Indian rhinoceros, a relative of the Sumatran rhino, visit Animal Fact Guide.