Hey There, Delilah: A Rhino’s Story
By Czarina Nafarrate, Content & Program Coordinator
Meet Delilah, one of the rhinoceroses born at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Way Kambas National Park, Indonesia. She is only the second calf ever born in captivity in Indonesia. Thanks to YOUR support, Delilah recently celebrated her third birthday! She is fortunate to live in safety at the SRS, free from the dangers of poaching (Sumatran rhino horns are incredibly valuable).
The Sumatran rhinoceros, also known as the hairy rhinoceros, was once a thriving species in Southeast Asia. However, illegal poaching and logging have put this species on the critically endangered list.
At the SRS, Delilah likes to spend the day napping, going on walks with mom, and taking mud baths. At three years old, Delilah is almost fully grown and will soon weigh more than half-a-ton (not very heavy when you consider that the Sumatran rhino is the smallest of its kind)!