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Sumatran rhino is extinct in Malaysia as lone survivor dies

Updated : November 24, 2019 03:30 PM IST

The Sumatran rhinoceros has become extinct in Malaysia, after the last of the species in the country succumbed to cancer.
The Wildlife Department in eastern Sabah state on Borneo island said the rhino, named Iman, died of natural causes Saturday due to shock in her system. She had uterine tumors since her capture in March 2014.
The Sumatran rhino, the smallest of five rhinoceros species, once roamed across Asia as far as India, but its numbers have shrunk drastically due to deforestation and poaching.
Sumatran rhino is extinct in Malaysia as lone survivor dies
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