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SOS Rhino : In the News : Poaching is Wiping Out the Sumatran Rhino
 

Poaching is Wiping Out the Sumatran Rhino

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Dec. 9, 2004 — Illegal hunting has driven the Sumatran rhino, the most endangered of all rhinoceros, to the verge of extinction in Indonesia, prompting a last-ditch effort to save the species, a report said Thursday.

"There are only about three to five rhinos in the park and the species will soon cease to exist if illegal hunting is not immediately curbed," Nur Azman of Sumatra's Kerinci Seblat National Park said, according to state news agency Antara.

Agus Priambudi, another conservation official, said authorities were struggling to halt widespread poaching in the park.




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