Endangered Sumatran rhino has exciting baby news6/24/2012
They may score low on the overall huggability scale, but the incredibly rare in-captivity birth of a Sumatran rhino in Indonesia is big news nonetheless. The perilously endangered rhino is the smallest of its kind, about four feet tall, with an estimated 200 living in the wild in Malaysia and Indonesia. In less than 30 years, it's estimated that roughly 70 percent of the Sumatran rhino population has been wiped out, due largely to poaching and loss of habitat. This is only the fifth known Sumatran rhino birth in captivity in 123 years, three of which occurred at the Cincinnati Zoo, so those guys must be doing something right.
Where does a baby rhino fall on your huggability scale?