Friday, December 12, 2008

Rescued Sumatran rhino in Sabah finds a good home

LAHAD DATU: A Sumatran rhino rescued five months ago in Sabah’s east coast now has a more comfortable home thanks to the the efforts of various state authorities and NGOs (non-governmental organisations).

“I am very pleased to see this new enclosure for this healthy male rhino which will now have access to a larger area,” Sabah Wildlife Department director Laurentius Ambu said on Thursday.

Earlier, Laurentius inspected the RM200,000 enclosure located at the Tabin Wildlife Reserve in this east coast district with representatives from the Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA) and WWF-Malaysia.

The rhino’s new enclosure is about the size of three-and-a-half football fields and follows the recommendations of rhino experts who were brought in to assess the living conditions of the rescued rhino.

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