Rare Rhino Dies Days After Her Rediscovery

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Just days ago, an endangered Sumatran rhino was encountered in Kalimantan, Borneo, for the first time in 40 years. Now the hopeful story has taken a sad turn.

The rhino—known as Najaq succumbed to a leg infection after her health deteriorated over the past few days, Indonesia’s environment minister said. Further investigations are pending. It’s currently unclear whether the infection began as a result of the trapping process.

source: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/160405-najaq-endangered-sumatran-rhino-dies-indonesia-kalimantan/

photo: Ari Wobowo, WWF-Indonesia

 

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