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Emi’s Firstborn Becomes a Dad!

Emi Firstborn

Andalas, the firstborn son of Emi the rhino featured in the book Emi and the Rhino Scientist, has fathered a calf at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia. The 60-lb boy calf is named Andatu, which means “Gift from God” and is a combination of his dad’s and his mom Ratu’s names.

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IRF’s YouTube page: Andatu videos

Emi and son

by Mary Kay Carson

About Mary Kay Carson

Mary Kay Carson

Mary Kay Carson and Tom Uhlman are the author and illustrator of Emi and the Rhino Scientist and The Bat Scientists. Mary Kay has written many books for children and Tom has been a freelance photographer for twenty years. They live in Cincinnati, Ohio, with their dog Ruby where they wait each summer evening for the bats to begin circling above their backyard pond. Tom also shot photographs for Eruption!, a Scientists in the Field book about volcanoes by Liz Rusch. Mary Kay and Tom’s upcoming Scientists in the Field book is Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America’s Own Backyard, which is about America’s National Parks.

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