Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Good news from Ujung Kulon

Four baby Rhinos discovered in Ujung Kulon
The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Tue, 12/23/2008 12:17 PM | National

The Ujung Kulon National Park (TNUK) discovered four baby Rhinoceros during a routine census in Pandeglang, Banten, West Java, earlier this month, reported on Tuesday.

"The discovery of the Rhino babies shows that they're still procreating and regeneration is ongoing," TNUK head Agus Primabudi said.

He added that four baby Rhinos varied in sizes. The smallest of the babies's front and back foot was measured at 17 and 18 centimeters in diameter, whereas the largest was 23 and 24 centimeters respectively.

TNUK reported that a total of 50 Rhinoceros were recorded in 2008.