Rare Rhino Dies Days After Her Rediscovery


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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