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SOS Rhino : In the News : Archived News : August 2000 : Javanese rhino found dead in national park: report

Javanese rhino found dead in national park: report

Japan Economic Newswire
August 5, 2000

JAKARTA - A Javanese rhinoceros, a rare protected species of which only about 50-60 are thought to exist, was found dead at Ujung Kulon National Park in Indonesia's West Java Province, the state-run Antara news agency reported Saturday.

The rhinoceros was found dead Tuesday by a team of officials from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the park, the report said.

Evidence indicated the rhino died from natural causes, Widodo Ramono, director for regional conservation at the Ministry of Forestry and Plantation, was quoted as saying in the report.

He said that the rhino likely died of old age, and that there was nothing to indicate it was killed by a hunter.



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