BREAKING NEWS Is Out From Malaysia About Sumatran Rhinos…

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The Sumatran Rhino is extinct in Malaysia, according to a team of scientists from the University of Copenhagen’s Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate. The tragic findings were published in the conservation journal Oryx.The last sighting of a Sumatran Rhino was in 2007, and after years without a trace, the researchers have declared the animal extinct in Malyasia.

Sumatran rhino populations have been declining for years, and humans are largely to blame. IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, stated on their page about the Sumatran Rhino, “Hunting is primarily driven by the demand for the supposedly medicinal properties of rhino horns and other body parts, and many centuries of over-hunting has reduced this species to a tiny percentage of its former population and range.” The ICUN also cites habitat destruction as an exacerbating factor in the catastrophic drop in population, which once covered most of South-east Asia.

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