As if timing his arrival to perfectly coincide with 2012-13 as International Year of the Rhino, Sumatran rhino calf “Andatu” was born at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in the wee hours of 23 June. This is the first Sumatran rhino birth at a breeding centre in Indonesia, and has been heralded as a critical step towards the species’ conservation.
This year this special guy turns 2 years old!
So what do you get a star rhino for his birthday (he even has his own facebook page)?
Consider purchasing his book, One Special Rhino, written and illustrated by fifth graders at the P.S. 107 John W. Kimball Learning Center, an elementary school in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
It tells the story of his life at the Way Kambas rhino sanctuary, his species’ fight for survival and what children can do to help save rhinos.The year-long project was a collaboration between the P.S. 107 Beast Relief committee and the International Rhino Foundation.
All proceeds from sale of the book will go directly to the International Rhino Foundation for the care, feeding and protection of Andatu and rhinos like him.
For more on Andatu, see previous post: Happy Birthday Andatu