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Sumatran Elephant May Be Extinct In 30 Years
2012-01-24 13:08:04

The Worldwide Wildlife Fund (WWF) said on Tuesday that the Sumatran elephant could be extinct in the wild in the next 30 years. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) raised its listing of the Sumatran elephant subspecies from "endangered" to "critically endangered". "The Sumatran elephant joins a growing list of Indonesian species that are critically endangered, including the Sumatran orangutan, the Javan and Sumatran rhinos and the Sumatran tiger," Carlos Drews,...

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2011-04-08 09:27:45

A new index has been developed to help conservationists better understand how close species are to extinction.The index, developed by a team of Australian researchers from the University of Adelaide and James Cook University, is called SAFE (Species Ability to Forestall Extinction).The SAFE index builds on previous studies into the minimum population sizes needed by species to survive in the wild. It measures how close species are to their minimum viable population size."SAFE is a leap...

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2010-04-21 11:10:00

A World Wildlife Fund (WWF) camera trap has reportedly caught a picture of a rare Borneo rhino, according to an April 21 article by the AFP news agency. The report notes that the rhino is believed to be a pregnant female under 20 years of age. "The size (of the rhino) is quite extraordinary," WWF official Raymond Alfred told the Associated Press (AP) on Wednesday, adding that the organization believes the female is with child because of "on the shape and the size of the body and stomach." If...

2010-02-17 09:58:00

CINCINNATI and LOS ANGELES and SUMATRA, Indonesia, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Conservationists across the world are celebrating a pregnancy in one of the world's most endangered species, the Sumatran Rhino. The pregnancy of female Ratu, born in Indonesia, and male Andalas, the first of only three Sumatran rhinos born in captivity in more than 112 years, is giving hope to international rhino biologists. The breeding occurred at Indonesia's Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) in Way Kambas National...

2009-09-07 09:26:57

An endangered Sumatran rhinoceros who gave birth to three calves in recent years has died at age 21 at the Cincinnati Zoo, officials said. Emi, who lived at the zoo for 14 years, died Sunday, zoo veterinarian Terri Roth said. It is always devastating when an animal reaches the end of its life, especially those that are so special, but Emi could not have been in better hands all these years, Roth said in a release. Emi gave birth to three calves at the zoo -- Andalas in 2001, Suci in 2004...

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2009-07-01 11:07:37

Conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said on Wednesday that the future of the Borneo rhino, one of the world's most endangered animals, depends on action taken to protect the forest reserves where it lives. According to Malaysian wildlife officials, only 30 Borneo rhino remain in the wilderness of Sabah state, an island that the country shares with Indonesia. "The future of rhinos in Borneo now depends on how seriously the forest reserves can be managed sustainably," Raymond Alfred,...

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2008-12-28 15:50:00

Wildlife experts announced Wednesday that a male rhino is anticipated to become the primary contributor in a Malaysian breeding plan to save his endangered species. The 20-year-old Borneo Sumatran rhino, "Tam," was discovered in August with an infected leg wound possibly produced by a poacher trap. Tam has been moved to a wildlife reserve in Malaysia's Sabah state, where the remaining Borneo Sumatran rhinos live. Authorities want to convey five male and females to the reserve in the following...


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Javan Rhinoceros, Rhinoceros sondaicus
2014-04-11 12:20:28

The Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus), also known as the Sunda rhinoceros or the lesser one-horned rhinoceros, is one of five living species of rhino that can be found in a small area in western Java in Ujung Kulon National Park. Its range once extended from Bengal and Assam to Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos and included the islands of Sumatra and Java. This species prefers to reside in grasslands, rainforests, and reed beds with abundant vegetation and water at higher...

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2007-10-22 15:07:47

The Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), is the smallest of the rhino species. It also has the most fur of any other rhinos, which allows it to thrive at very high altitudes in Borneo and Sumatra. The Sumatran Rhinoceros once inhabited a continuous distribution as far north as Myanmar and eastern India; however poaching has made it extinct in Thailand and Vietnam, while it has not been seen in Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar for many years. Due to habitat loss and poaching, its numbers...

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2007-01-19 14:51:36

The Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The wild population is estimated at between 400 and 500 animals, occurring predominantly in the island's national parks. Recent genetic testing has revealed the presence of unique genetic markers. They indicate that it may develop into a separate species, if it is not made extinct. This has led to suggestions that the Sumatran Tiger should have greater priority for conservation than any other...

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