In a desperate bid to preserve a critically endangered species, a US zoo is taking the controversial step of trying to mate brother and sister captive Sumatran rhinoceroses.
Suci, a female Sumatran rhino is shown at Cincinnati Zoo, July 23, 2013. In a desperate bid to preserve the critically endangered species, the US zoo is taking the controversial step of trying to mate six-year-old Harapan and his older sister Suci. The coupling has stirred strong emotions but the Ohio zoo says there is no other choice.
The coupling of six-year-old Harapan and his older sister Suci could take place as early as August at the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio, animal keepers say.
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