7 endangered Sumatran rhinos photographed in Indonesian park for first time in decades

 

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A conservationist says seven of the world’s rarest rhinoceroses were photographed at a national park in Indonesia. It is the first sighting there in 26 years.

Tarmizi, from the Leuser International Foundation, said Thursday that pictures from movement-triggered cameras identified a male and six female Sumatran rhinos in Aceh province’s Leuser National Park as of April.

 

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The Leuser Ecosystem on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia is in grave danger. Local politicians want to allow logging, mining and palm oil plantations in this vulnerable area. Sumatran orangutans, rhinos, elephants and tigers are already hanging on by a thread. They will not survive the destruction of the Leuser Ecosystem.

One response to “7 endangered Sumatran rhinos photographed in Indonesian park for first time in decades”

  1. Judy says :

    I pray that these iconic rhinos will be safe-the fact that they have been photographed is wonderful but I just hope they can be left alone to live in peace & not to be hunted by poachers or driven away from their natural habitat.Roam free Rhinos,steer clear of man.

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