Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhinoceros, Tarn, has died — a serious blow for the critically endangered species, which is already extinct in the country. One female in Malaysia and about 80 in Indonesia are all that remain of the species.
Discovered poking around an oil palm plantation in 2008, Tam was captured and transferred to the Tabin Wildlife Reserve in the state of Sabah. Tarn was estimated to have been in his thirties, and these animals only have a life expectancy of 35 to 40 years
Due to decades of habitat loss and poaching, fewer than 80 Sumatran rhinos are thought to exist in the wild, most on the nearby island of Sumatra. The rest are j. scattered across Kalimantan in Indonesian Borneo.
Fewer than a hundred ^^JHB remain in Indonesia, in isolated pockets. sumatran rhinos are solitary creatures.