Captive Breeding for Sumatran Rhinos Set to Increase

Suzi Eszterhas

Mongabay has gathered new information from conservationists working to prevent the Critically Endangered Sumatran rhino from going extinct. There are less than 100 individuals left, with the vast majority of them concentrated in key protected areas such as the Leuser Ecosystem and Way Kambas National Park.

Suzi Eszterhas

Threatened primarily by habitat loss and fragmentation, the small population of remaining Sumatran rhinos need constant supervision to prevent them from disappearing. A consensus has formed between conservationists and authorities that captive breeding efforts must intensify in order to give these rhinos a shot at bouncing back.

Suzi Eszterhas

Read the full article and watch video interviews with Indonesian conservationists about the status of Sumatran rhinos in their remaining strongholds here.