Indonesia | NPs will be critical to saving Sumatran rhinos, experts say
WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK, Indonesia — At 16 months, Delilah is growing fast. So fast, in fact, it’s difficult to tell her apart from her mother, Ratu, to whom she closely sticks. Delilah is slightly smaller than her mom, has stubbier horns and a bit more of a baby face. Other than that, the two are practically twins as they eat their morning breakfast. Delilah was ceremoniously named by Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo; but if ever the Sumatran rhino needed attention from the president and government, it’s now.
Yet while I was visiting some of the last survivors of this species in Indonesia, the government was not talking about their nearly extinct rhino, but about pandas.