Sumatran rhino filmed in Indonesian Borneo


This video is called Finding the trails of Sumatran Rhino in the Heart of Borneo.

It says about itself:

Monitoring survey team WWF-Indonesia, collaborated with Kutai Barat District government and Mulawarman University, have discovered Sumatran Rhino trails in the forests of Kutai Barat District, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. February 2013.

From AFP news agency:

Cameras capture Sumatran rhino in Indonesian Borneo

JAKARTA – Hidden cameras have captured images of the critically endangered Sumatran rhino on the Indonesian part of Borneo island, where it was thought to have long ago died out, the WWF said on Wednesday.

Sixteen camera traps – remote-controlled cameras with motion sensors frequently used in ecological research – filmed the rhino walking through the forest and wallowing in mud in Kutai Barat, East Kalimantan province.

The footage, filmed on June 23, June 30 and August 3, is believed to show different rhinos although the WWF said confirmation of this will require further study.

There were once Sumatran rhinos all over Borneo but their numbers have dwindled dramatically and they were thought to now exist only on the Malaysian part of the island.

Indonesia refuses permission for Sumatran rhinos to be shipped to Cincinnati Zoo: here.

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