Sumatran rhino

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'Momentous Occasion' for One of the Rarest Animals on Earth

Indonesia's captive breeding program spawns new Sumatran rhino

(Newser) - Indonesia has just welcomed a bundle of joy in the form of one of the rarest mammals on Earth. A Sumatran rhino was born March 24 in a sanctuary to a mother that had suffered eight miscarriages since she was captured in the wild in 2005 as part of a...

Malaysia Has Just One Sumatran Rhino Left
Malaysia Mourns
'Loss of a Species'

Malaysia Mourns 'Loss of a Species'

Country's last male Sumatran rhino died

(Newser) - The Sumatran rhino—the smallest and hairiest of all rhino species—once roamed all over Malaysia. Now, just one survives in the country. Tam, a male around 30 years old, has died at a wildlife reserve in Borneo, leaving Iman, a female, as the only member of the critically endangered...

Extremely Rare Rhino Found Last Month Dies

Najaq proved Sumatran rhinos aren't extinct in Borneo

(Newser) - A Sumatran rhino, whose discovery in the wild last month was "hailed as a landmark conservation success," has died only weeks later, AFP reports. According to National Geographic , the rhino, named Najaq, was captured March 12 in Indonesian Borneo in a trap set by conservationists hoping to move...

Zoo Will Mate Uber Rare Rhino Siblings

About 100 Sumatran rhinos left in the wild

(Newser) - Desperate times are calling for icky measures in Cincinnati, where zoo officials are looking to mate their lone Sumatran rhino female—with her baby brother. With as few as 100 of the hairy, two-horned critters left in the wild in their native Southeast Asia, the race is on to breed...

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