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Last Male Sumatran Rhino In Malaysia Has Died.


Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhinoceros – a critically rare species – has pass away.


The rhino, named Tam, was originate hiking around a oil palm plantation in 2008. He was taken and brought to the Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Sabah, Malaysia. Hard work were made for Tam to breed with two female rhinos – Puntung and Iman – though the attempts were failed.

Puntung sadly died in 2017 from cancer, meaning Iman is now the only enduring Sumatran rhino in the state.

Due to unembellished habitat loss, as well as illegal poaching, it is assumed less than 80 Sumatran rhinos now occur in the wild. Most are supposed to be on the near island of Sumatra, with a few dispersed across Kalimantan in Indonesian Borneo, according to National Geographic.


Professionals believe, because of their hazardously low numbers, separation is now the biggest threat to the species, as females can develop cysts and fibroids in their reproductive areas if they do not mate for  prolonged– this happened to both Puntung and Iman.

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