Sumatran Rhino Declared Extinct in Malaysia

In recent news, the Sumatran rhinoceros, a species known for being the smallest of rhinos and the only Asian rhino with two horns, has now been declared extinct in the the Malaysian wild. They’d once been found across most of Southeast Asia but, due to poaching, have been reduced to less than 100 individuals in Indonesia’s wild and nine in captivity. Hence, scientists and rhino conservationists concluded that, since survival relies on fewer than 100 rhinos in Indonesia’s wild and nine in captivity, it’s safe to consider them extinct.

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