The Cincinnati Zoo has lost one of its most famous residents today—Ipuh the Sumatran rhino. Ipuh was one of the most famous endangered animals in the world. Unfortunately, Sumatran rhinos are killed for their horns.
Additionally, the Sumatran rhino is the most endangered species of all rhinos
Ipuh was only one of a few Sumatran rhinos in captivity.
He has been at the Cincinnati Zoo for 22 years. Zoo officials estimate his age to be 33. He has also fathered three calves—Andalas, Suci and Harapan.
With his three calves, Ipuh has sired more offspring than any other Sumatran rhino in history.
Zoo animal care staff noticed that Ipuh didn’t seem well in December. He was stiff and moved slowly. His health began to fail in the past several weeks. Sadly, the veterinary staff decided to end his suffering and euthanize him.
This Examiner has been fortunate enough to visit Ipuh at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Future visits to the Cincinnati Zoo won’t be the same without him.
May he rest in peace.