Conservationists hope the US-born rhino will breed with female ‘hairy rhinos’ at the sanctuary and boost population of the critically endangered species

A US-born Sumatran rhino ate leaves and wallowed in mud at an Indonesian sanctuary, as the US formally handed over the animal on Thursday in hopes he will have offspring and help save his critically endangered species from extinction.

The eight-year-old rhino is now in quarantine at Way Kambas national park after traveling more than 10,000 miles (16,000km) from a zoo in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

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Source: Guardian Environment