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Today is the #remembrancedayforlostspecies. This year, we are dedicating the next few days to highlight native species prominent to Malaysia that are fully, locally/functionally extinct and the species on the brink of extinction.

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Starting of today with the Sumatran Rhino. 🦏 The Sumatran rhino once roamed as far away as the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in Bhutan and eastern India, through Myanmar, Thailand, possibly to Vietnam and China, and south through the Malay Peninsula. Today, the species only survives on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo.

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They are covered with long hair and are more closely related to the extinct woolly rhinos than any of the other rhino species alive today. They inhabit in dense highland and lowland tropical and sub-tropical forests.

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The last three Sumatran Rhinos were placed in the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Lahad Datu, Sabah. Unfortunately, all three rhinos were deceased due to long and server illness.

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Similar to many endangered wildlife, the Sumatran rhinos were chronically hunted for its horns, which is believed to have medicinal properties in the Asian culture, especially in China and Vietnam. However, there’s no scientific evidence to prove the claims and this has caused Sumatran rhinos to be the main target for poaching which has lead to their numbers decreased more than 70 percent in the past 20 years and extinct in 2019.

#remembrancedayforlostspecies2022 #lostspeciesday #Sumatranrhinos #wildlifematters #wildlifeconservation #awareness



Today is the #remembrancedayforlostspecies. This year, we are dedicating the next few days to highlight native species prominent to Malaysia that are fully, locally/functionally extinct and the species on the brink of extinction.
.

Starting of today with the Sumatran Rhino. 🦏 The Sumatran rhino once roamed as far away as the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in Bhutan and eastern India, through Myanmar, Thailand, possibly to Vietnam and China, and south through the Malay Peninsula. Today, the species only survives on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo.
.

They are covered with long hair and are more closely related to the extinct woolly rhinos than any of the other rhino species alive today. They inhabit in dense highland and lowland tropical and sub-tropical forests.
.

The last three Sumatran Rhinos were placed in the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Lahad Datu, Sabah. Unfortunately, all three rhinos were deceased due to long and server illness.
.

Similar to many endangered wildlife, the Sumatran rhinos were chronically hunted for its horns, which is believed to have medicinal properties in the Asian culture, especially in China and Vietnam. However, there’s no scientific evidence to prove the claims and this has caused Sumatran rhinos to be the main target for poaching which has lead to their numbers decreased more than 70 percent in the past 20 years and extinct in 2019.

#remembrancedayforlostspecies2022 #lostspeciesday #Sumatranrhinos #wildlifematters #wildlifeconservation #awareness

Source: https://www.facebook.com/TurtleConservationSocietyofMalaysia..



 

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The Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia was established in October 2011. The aim of the society is to bring about the recovery of depleted wild populations of turtles, with particular reference to freshwater turtles, in Malaysia through partnerships with like-minded organizations, individuals and local communities as well as through its own programs.

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