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Sumatran Rhino - Dicerorhinus sumatrensis This female Sumatran Rhinoceros was seen at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park back in the year 2010.<br />
At that time, there were supposedly less than 100 of them in the wild or in captivity, worldwide.<br />
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Her name is Gelugob, she was a rescued animal in 1994 at age around 16-17 years old.  When she died in the year 2014, it was estimated that she was the oldest captive Rhino at around 37 years of age. She passed away peacefully, possibly from age-related illness.<br />
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There were several attempts to breed her with other captive males but she failed to produce any calves despite efforts using IVF.<br />
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Sumatran Rhinoceros is now considered extinct in Malaysia, unfortunately, The last Sumatran Rhinoceros from Malaysia, named Iman (female) died in Nov 2019 due to cancer. Another Rhino named Tam, a male died in May 2019.<br />
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There are now estimated less than 80 of them in the wild, scattered in Sumatra Island and Kalimantan part of Borneo Island, Indonesia.<br />
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According to my NGO friends based in Borneo, there were unverified sightings of them in Sabah in recent years through their works with local villagers.  Hopefully this can be verified with more conservation works to protect them. Borneo,Dicerorhinus sumatrensis,Malaysia,Rhinoceros,Sabah,Sumatran Rhinoceros Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Sumatran Rhino - Dicerorhinus sumatrensis

This female Sumatran Rhinoceros was seen at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park back in the year 2010.
At that time, there were supposedly less than 100 of them in the wild or in captivity, worldwide.

Her name is Gelugob, she was a rescued animal in 1994 at age around 16-17 years old. When she died in the year 2014, it was estimated that she was the oldest captive Rhino at around 37 years of age. She passed away peacefully, possibly from age-related illness.

There were several attempts to breed her with other captive males but she failed to produce any calves despite efforts using IVF.

Sumatran Rhinoceros is now considered extinct in Malaysia, unfortunately, The last Sumatran Rhinoceros from Malaysia, named Iman (female) died in Nov 2019 due to cancer. Another Rhino named Tam, a male died in May 2019.

There are now estimated less than 80 of them in the wild, scattered in Sumatra Island and Kalimantan part of Borneo Island, Indonesia.

According to my NGO friends based in Borneo, there were unverified sightings of them in Sabah in recent years through their works with local villagers. Hopefully this can be verified with more conservation works to protect them.

    comments (2)

  1. Thank you for sharing, Albert. Unfortunately a very rare mammal :( Posted one year ago
  2. Heartbreaking. Posted one year ago

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The Sumatran rhinoceros, also known as the hairy rhinoceros or Asian two-horned rhinoceros, is a rare member of the family Rhinocerotidae and one of five extant species of rhinoceros. It is the only extant species of the genus ''Dicerorhinus''.

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Uploaded Jun 19, 2020. Captured Jun 19, 2020 10:42.