In November 1988, the San Diego Zoo received an unusual rhino species for the first time: the Sumatran rhinoceros. Smaller than other rhinos, reddish in color, and, surprisingly, sporting patches of long, fuzzy hair, this Indonesian species made a big impression. Named Barakas, after a region in Sumatra, this female rhino came to San Diego as part of a consortium that banded together to try to establish breeding pairs of the critically endangered species. Two pairs would remain in Indonesia, and one pair each would go to San Diego, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, and New York. Barakas made her debut at the San Diego Zoo in February 1989, wallowing in her pool and munching on up to 16 pounds of carefully selected browse each day. She would be joined by a male, Ipuh, in 1991.