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Reproductive pathology in Sumatran rhinos

 


Title: Ultrasonography of the reproductive anatomy in the female Sumatran rhinoceros

Project: Reproductive pathology in the Sumatran rhinoceros

Location: Sungai Dusun, Selangor, Malaysia; Sepilok, Borneo, Malaysia; Cincinnati Zoo, USA

Species: Sumatran Rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis)

Rhinos Involved:

Sungai Dusun
Sepilok
Cincinnati
     
Panjang
Seputih
Mas Merah
Jerum
Lunparai
Gologob
Rapunzel


The pygmy rhinos from Southeast Asia are shy, forest animals were brought into captivity to protect them from poaching and to try and facilitate breeding.

Methods Employed: Ultrasound

Comments:
Uterine pathology has been identified in all of the animals examined in the study. Causes for these problems still need to be elucidated.

 Performing ultrasonography on a Sumatran rhino

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