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The Sumatran Rhino is extinct in Malaysia. The last sighting of a Sumatran Rhino was in 2007, and after years without a trace, researchers have declared the animal extinct in Malaysia .
Sumatran rhino populations have been declining for years and humans are to blame. Hunting is primarily driven by the demand for their horns and body parts for bogus ‘medicines’. Habitat destruction has also been an exacerbating factor in the catastrophic drop in population, which once covered most of South-east Asia.
Today, it’s estimated that about 100 Sumatran Rhinos are left in the wild in Indonesia. Nine individuals are in captivity across the United States, Indonesia, and Malaysia.