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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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Species of the Week: Sumatran Striped Rabbit

The distinctive brown stripes on the face and body of the Sumatran rabbit (Nesolagus netscheri) enable it to blend perfectly with its rainforest habitat. In 2008, WWF scientists stumbled upon a single rabbit, but it had not previously been seen since the 1930s. Today it is still considered the rarest and most elusive rabbit in […]

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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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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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