President names Sumatran rhino "Delilah"

E.Lampung, Lampung (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has named a female Sumatran baby rhinoceros "Delilah". The animal was born naturally on May 11, 2016 at Rhino Sumatra Sanctuary at Way Kambas National Park in East Lampung district, Lampung province.

"President Jokowi also named five male baby rhinos at the Ujung Kulon National Park as Satria, Mahesa, Jalu, Wira, and Bagas," the Directorate General of Natural Conservation and Ecosystem at the Environment Minister, Tachrir Fathoni, said here on Wednesday.

Tachrir was speaking at the inauguration of Way Kambas National Park which is now an ASEAN Heritage Park.

He added that two one-horned rhinoceros female babies born at Ujung Kulon National Park were also named by the president as Arum and Menur.

Ujung Kulon National Park area is located in Pandeglang, Banten province.

It covers an area of 122,956 hectares.

Meanwhile, Way Kambas National Park covers an area of 1,300 square kilometers.

The national park consists of a swamp forest and lowland rain forest. The park is a natural habitat for Sumatran tigers, Sumatran elephants and Sumatran rhinoceroses.

It also provides excellent birdwatching site with the rare white-winged wood duck among over 400 species present in the park.(*)

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