The species has now almost disappeared from the wild, and conservationists estimate that only about 30 to 80 Sumatran rhinos survive, mostly on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. File photo: Reuters

The Sumatran rhinoceros has become extinct in Malaysia

  • The 25-year-old female rhino, named Iman, who has been cared for in a wildlife reserve since her capture in 2014, had uterine tumours
  • The Sumatran rhino was declared extinct in the wild in Malaysia in 2015. Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino died in May this year
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The species has now almost disappeared from the wild, and conservationists estimate that only about 30 to 80 Sumatran rhinos survive, mostly on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. File photo: Reuters
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