Malaysia's last Sumatran rhino Iman dies, species now extinct in the country


A file picture of Iman using a mineral lick in her stall when she was healthier.

KOTA KINABALU: The Sumatran rhino is now extinct in Malaysia, as the last known specimen, a cancer-ridden female named Iman died at the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary on Saturday (Nov 23).

“It is with great sadness that the Sabah Wildlife Department announces the death of Iman, the last Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia, at 5.35pm on Nov 23,2019, ” said State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew.

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