A fragile consensus to capture more rhinos has finally been reached, but one major roadblock remains: Indonesian officials.
Sumatran Rhino News
Time is running out for this Critically Endangered species. So why aren’t we doing more?
Are the park's Sumatran rhinos getting better at hiding from humans, or have they simply disappeared?
Nobody knows exactly how many Sumatran rhinos survive in the wild. But the numbers aren't looking good.
Born in the United States, Sumatran rhino Harapan is settling into his new home at Indonesia's Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary.
Environmental law enforcement authorities in Indonesia's Sumatra Island arrested three people on Aug. 13 in connection with the attempted sale of a rhino horn. A man identified by authorities as…
One of the last and largest remnants of tropical rainforest in Asia is under threat from multiple road development plans. This forest complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as…
ACEH, Indonesia — Police in western Indonesia are investigating an alleged wildlife trafficking network after a recent raid confiscated the hacked horn of a Critically Endangered Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis)…
Conservationists in Indonesia's Sumatra Island are working with local residents to combat forest fires, aiming to transform communities near Way Kambas National Park into forest protectors, rather than threats to…
Sumatran Rhino Puntung was euthanized early Sunday morning after being diagnosed last month with terminal squamous cell cancer. "Today is one of the saddest days we've ever faced," the Borneo…
Details of this interview are contested. The Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) is extinct in the wild in Malaysia. But a recently published study sheds some light on what motivated poachers…
"After a week of grave concern, we have some positive news," the Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA) announced today. "Puntung looks like she's getting better." Female Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) Puntung,…
UPDATE: Rare Malaysian rhino still sick, but showing signs of improvement Puntung, one of the last three Sumatran rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) known to survive in Malaysia, is critically ill with…
The story of a species with one of earth’s oldest mammal lineages, the Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), is an illuminating chapter in the tale of what scientists are now calling…
In 2015, Malaysian officials publicly confirmed there were no wild rhinos left in Malaysia. It was grim news for the Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), whose surviving population is now believed…
There’s probably only one thing left that can save the Bornean rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni): cutting-edge, high cost in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology. This subspecies of the Critically Endangered Sumatran…
This is the second article in two-part series about a captive breeding program attempting to rescue the Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) from the brink of extinction. Read Part One here.…
This is Part One of a two-part series about attempts to rescue Sumatran rhinos from the brink of extinction by breeding the critically endangered species in captivity. Read Part Two…
When people think about rhinos, they likely think of Africa, where black and white rhinoceroses roam the grasslands and savannas. However, Asia is also home to three distinct species of…
The fate of an imperiled species shined a little brighter on Thursday, when Ratu the Sumatran rhinoceros gave birth to her second calf at a captive breeding center in Indonesia. The…
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