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The Sumatran Rhinoceros is the smallest extant rhinoceros species, as well as the one with the most fur. Like the African species, it has two horns. Once wide-spread in south-east Asia, only about 300 remain today. It is critically endangered due to poaching, and attempts to replenish their numbers by breeding them in captivity have been met with difficulty.
It is the last surviving species in the same group as the extinct woolly rhinoceros.
- Information on the Sumatran Rhino from the International Rhino Foundation
- Watch a baby Sumatran rhino live on a webcam from Cincinnati Zoo
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