Petitioning Sumatran Government

Save the Sumatran Rhinos

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The Sumatran Rhinos are nearly extinct. We can not let this happen. Come on people, save this beautiful species. The closest living relative to the woolly rhino, they are the smallest living rhino. Their numbers are declining. It is up to us to save them. They have a woolly coat, and they are poached for their horns, and their habitats are being destroyed. We simply must save them. These are my favourite animals ever, and it would kill me if they became extinct.

The Sumatran Rhinos fall in to the Critically Endangered category, meaning they are at an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild. 

Sumatran rhinos are generally solitary creatures that feed on fruit, twigs, leaves, and shrubs. Like other rhinos they have a keen sense of smell and sharp hearing, and they leave a network of scented trails throughout the forest in order to find one another.

Sumatran Rhinos have two horns, both of which are significantly smaller than those of the White and Black Rhinos. It is these horns that may prove to be their downfall. The rhinos are killed for their horns, which are believed to have medicinal properties. They are also used as ornamental dagger hilts.

There are thought to be fewer than 300 Sumatran rhinos in existence today. While a number of these rhinos are kept in zoos, they rarely breed in captivity. The main threats to their survival in the wild include poaching and habitat encroachment by humans.
 

 

 

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