The International Rhino Foundation Blog

TR_red_500x500With new life comes new hope.

New hope for Javan rhinos is reflected in this video of the newest members of Team Rhino — a young Javan rhino calf and its mother, caught on film by our partners in Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park.

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The calf joins other brand new Team Rhino members including a greater one-horned rhino born to a cow we translocated to Manas National Park in India, and a black rhino calf born in Botswana, to a cow moved there as part of the Botswana Black Rhino Project.

All rhino pregnancies last roughly 15-16 months, though for Javan rhinos no one knows for sure. The species lives in dense rainforest habitat, which makes studying them very difficult.

Now we have a new lens that lets us not only count the number of Javan rhinos, but also lets us get a glimpse of precious moments like this one…

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