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Scientists keep skin cells hoping to clone Sumatran rhinos in future


One of three left: Filepic of Tam, the only remaining male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia, in his enclosure at the Tabin Wildlife Reserve.

One of three left: Filepic of Tam, the only remaining male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia, in his enclosure at the Tabin Wildlife Reserve.

KOTA KINABALU: Scientists are keeping the skin cells of Sabah’s three remaining Sumatran rhinos in the hope of using future tech­nology to breed the threatened species.

Borneo Rhino Alliance (Bora) executive director Datuk John Payne said Sumatran rhinos in Sabah are considered extinct in the wild and with only three left in captivity, Sabah alone is not able to save them.

   

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