Each morning Harapan has blood taken to monitor his health. Since his sister and mom both passed away from Hemachromatosis, monitoring is crucial.
Mudbaths and produce are high on Harapans list of day-to-day highlights. But what is in his future?
The obvious answer seems to be to send him to Sumatra, the same SRS where his brother Andalas now lives. With the species so perilously close to disappearing, it seems the only option.
Dr. Terri Roth, zoo veterinarian, VP of conservation and science and CREW director, stated "The only chance for Harapan to reproduce seems to be at the SRS so that is the driving reason for suggesting he go there. However, Indonesia needs to let me know that they want him first and the LA Zoo actually partially owns him so they also have to be in favor of the idea."