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First Sumatran Rhino Baby Born in Captivity in Indonesia

Last weekend, there was some happy news for Way Kambas National Park in Sumatra: their captive female Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) Ratu gave birth to a healthy male calf. Previously Ratu has had two miscarriages, and the 15 month pregnancy made it a nail-biting waiting game for the staff at the park. The calf, named […]

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A New Book Highlights that “Life is Good” for Conservation

The Sumatran rhino (EDGE species #9), the Hispaniolan solenodon (#7), and the pygmy hippo (#28) all star in a new book of essays by mongabay.com journalist, Jeremy Leon Hance. The book, “Life is Good: Conservation in the Age of Mass Extinction”, takes both a micro and macro look at the global biodiversity crisis, including the […]

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Translocation may be the Last Chance for Sumatran Rhinos

Sumatran rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) are critically endangered. It is estimated that there are only around 200 individuals in highly fragmented populations around Borneo and Sumatra, with doubts that the population living in the Malaysian peninsula still exists. The fact that they are so spread apart geographically presents a myriad of problems, the primary one being […]

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Species of the week: EDGE Rhinos

Species of the week: EDGE Rhinos

September 22nd is World Rhino Day, in honour of that we are dedicating our species of the week to not one, but three Rhino species. Of the five rhino species in the world 4 are EDGE species and 3 are high ranking on our top 100 EDGE mammals list. Belonging to the family Rhinocerotidae, Rhinoceros, […]

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News: The Last Stand of the Sumatran Rhino

The Sumatran rhino, EDGE mammal number 10 is the most endangered of all rhinoceros species because of its rapid rate of decline. This extraordinary species once roamed throughout South-east Asia. Now after years of hunting, poaching and habitat destruction, the last remaining individuals occupy isolated parts of Indonesia and Malaysia. Recent data from governments, NGOs […]

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