Sumatran Rhinoceros

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Sumatran Rhinoceros
Conservation status: Endangered
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Perissodactyla
Family:Rhinocerotidae
Genus:Dicerorhinus
Species:D. sumatrensis
Binomial name
Dicerorhinus sumatrensis
(Fischer,, 1814)

The Sumatran Rhinoceros is the smallest extant rhinoceros species, as well as the one with the most fur. Like the African species, it has two horns. Once wide-spread in south-east Asia, only about 300 remain today. It is critically endangered due to poaching, and attempts to replenish their numbers by breeding them in captivity have been met with difficulty.

It is the last surviving species in the same group as the extinct woolly rhinoceros.

Latest News

On July 30, 2004, a Sumatran Rhino mother in Cincinnati Zoo gave birth to a female calf. [1] (http://www.cincinnatizoo.org/Conservation/GlobalConservation/SumatranRhino/BirthAnnouncement/announcement.html)

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