Friday, June 15, 2007

SUMATRAN RHINO Dicerorhinos sumatrensis

The only two-horned rhino. Habitat mostly in thick undergrowth of primary and secondary jungles. Body length of 8-8.5 ft and height of 4.5 ft and weighing between 2200 to 4400 pounds.Solitary and very elusive.Eat fruits, seeds,bamboo shoots and other plants.Only about 50 estimated left in Sabah forests.A few spotted at Tabin Wildlife Reserve.The chance of encountering one is very slim.Coming to extinction.Highly endangered.

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