TEMPO.CO, East Lampung - A female elephant was born on March 20 at the Way Kambas National Park (TNWK), East Lampung District, Lampung Province.
The newborn elephant, who was named Riska, weighs 85 kilograms. “She is healthy,” the TNWK director Subakir said.
Covering an area of 125,621.3 hectares, the TNWK conserves elephants and hosts an elephant training center as well as an elephant hospital.
Conservation agencies say that the population of Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus sumatranus) at the TNWK continues to decline.
Way Kambas also hosts the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) and two-horned rhinoceros conservation center.
In addition, the TNWK is home to the Sumatran tigers, white-winged wood duck, crocodiles and tropical plants, such as avicennia, sonneratia, nipa palm, and pandan.