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Conservation hopes high after third anoa born at breeding center

  • by Kharishar Khafi Hotli Simanjuntak
Jakarta   /   Sat, August 11 2018   /  12:41 am

Newborn: An anoa named Denok watches over her newborn calf at the Anoa Breeding Center in Manado, North Sulawesi, last week. The anoa is an endangered buffalo-like species native to Sulawesi. (JP/Eva Aruperes)The government-run Anoa Breeding Center (ABC) in Manado, North Sulawesi, recently welcomed its third anoa calf, raising hopes in conservation efforts for the endangered native animal of Sulawesi.

The third calf, a female born on July 25, was the result of a breeding program at the center.

North Sulawesi Natural Resources Conservation Office (BKSDA) head Agustinus Rante Lembang lauded the center’s breeding program.

“The anoa has been declared an endangered species and the birth of an anoa calf brings a breath of fresh air and new hope for conservation efforts,” he said recently in Manado.

The anoa, also known as the midget buffalo, is endemic to Sula...