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Sumatran rhinos need more protections than pandas

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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 […]