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Sumatran rhinos need more protections than pandas

A worker at the rhino sanctuary in Indonesia’s Way Kambas National Park feeds a Sumatran rhino.

Less than 200 Sumatran rhinos remain the world compared to 2000 plus pandas.

Bolehland or Bodohland under BN has more resources to save pandas than its own endangered rhinos in Sabah.

Indonesia welcomes rare baby rhino
By Alexis Lai, CNN

(CNN) — Indonesia celebrated a unique birth this weekend in the form of a baby Sumatran rhino — only the fifth known to have been born in captivity ever.

The rare arrival took place at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in the Way Kambas National Park in Sumatra province, making Indonesia the third country to have successfully bred the species in captivity.

There are less than 200 Sumatran rhinos remaining in the world, according to the International Rhino Foundation (IRF), making it the most endangered of all rhino species. Aside from a dozen or so in Malaysia’s Sabah province, the Sumatran rhinos reside in three national parks in Indonesia.

The critical endangered species is most threatened by poaching for its horns and destruction of its natural habitat. These factors have contributed to an estimated reduction in its numbers of more than 50% over the last two decades, the IRF said.

The father of Indonesia’s newborn calf is actually one of three Sumatran Rhinos bred in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo in the United States. Andalus was born in 2001, some 112 years after the first known captive birth at Calcutta Zoo in India in 1889.

Saturday’s birth was welcomed by rhino conservationists, following two miscarriages by Andalas’ partner, Ratu, since their pairing in 2009.

“It’s really a big present for the Sumatran rhino breeding efforts as we know that this is a very rare species which have some difficulties in their reproduction,” Masyhud, a forestry ministry spokesman, told reporters, in quotes carried by Agence France Presse. 

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boyle says:

u forgot near JB there’s Sultan Private Zoo (orang utan shirley who can smoke !).
Near Senai there is Saleng Zoo – only priviledge folks can witness the real things there – do check it out next time you are near Senai.

nkkhoo says:

JB used to have a safari zoo in 80s. The zoo went kaput in very short period because its workers ate the animals.

Frida says:

Be careful with such statement or you may have to apologize later to the Sultan of Johor for tarnishing the image of Johor. No good to bring back old bad memories as Johor is opening its Legoland.

Sun Bear is another animal that needs protection in Malaysia.

nkkhoo says:

What is wrong by quoting what his Majesty had said in the newspaper? The sultan was unhappy with the performance of some state executives.

Muar Chee says:

44 zoos in Msia cannot match one single zoo in Spore that lack natural space.

more anson wongs in the making in msia with more zoos as covers for something dark ???

Pandas in Msia shall live i fear. Just read hospital equipments can go missing at midnight; and so the pandas no exception.

nkkhoo says:

Equipment is uncountable noun, no “s”.

nkkhoo says:

The most are 5 zoos are allowed to operate. The best zoo in Malaysia is Taiping Zoo.

Zoo Negara, Zoo Taiping, Zoo Melaka and one each in Sabah and Sarawak.

Aris says:

Possible for the bile be extracted fromt the pandas?

Anyway I have little faith with local zoos, just look at the deplorable condition and the suffering of the animals.

Bala says:

Bolehland prefer to import more mamaks from Kerala!

nkkhoo says:

Bodohland imports more Bangla than Mamak.

Frida says:

Endangered animals in Bolehland that BN should protect instead of the pandas:

1) Malayan Tapir
2) Orang Utan
3) Malayan Tiger

nkkhoo can send a free WWF e-card to Yen Yen to remind her:

Chungying says:

Do you think she care? Ha ha ha!