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.
photo: Ari Wobowo, WWF-Indonesia