Sumatran rhino confirmed in Kalimantan for the first time – Video

October 2013. Using video camera traps, a joint research team that included members from WWF-Indonesia and the district authorities of Kutai Barat, East Kalimantan, have captured video of the Sumatran rhino in East Kalimantan. The footage of the rhinos, the rare Dicerorhinus sumatrensis, is the fruit of three months of research that collected footage from 16 video camera traps. The team is delighted to have secured the first known visual evidence of the Sumatran rhino in Kalimantan.


  1. Bob Berghaier 9 years ago

    An interesting and timely report since some rhino experts are considering writing off the Borneo rhinos and having those remaining animals set up to breed with those on the island of Sumatra.

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