The Sumatran Rhino Extinct in Malaysia is Confirmed.
On 23rd of November at 5:35 PM, the last Sumatran Rhino, Iman has been confirmed dead at 25 years old. As a result, the Sumatran rhino is now extinct in Malaysia.
After suffering from chronic illness over the last five years, the last Sumatran Rhino was reported dead.
Iman was previously diagnosed suffering from growth on the walls of her uterus detected since March 2014.
Though Iman’s tumors weren’t malignant, they were getting bigger and spreading to her bladder, and the risk of blood loss from surgery was too great for veterinarians to perform a life-saving operation.
The rhinoceros reportedly died from shock. When the body of an organism becomes shocked, its organ isn’t getting enough blood flow and they eventually cease to function.
Iman was given the very best care and attention since her capture in March 2014 right up to the moment she passed.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50531208 (news from BBC)
EXISTENCE OF SUMATRAN RHINOS
In fact, experts now agree that isolation is a great threat to the continued existence of Sumatran rhinos.
Sumatran rhinos are the smallest species in the rhino family. They stand about 3 feet (1 meter) tall, measure up to 13 feet (4 m) long and can weigh as much as 2,000 lbs. (900 kilograms)
In addition, Malaysia also lost its last male Sumatran rhino six months ago named Kretam. Kretam died of organ failure on May 27 when he was around 30 years old.
The last hope of this species lies in Indonesia, with less than 80 Sumatran rhinos left on this planet. Iman’s death underscores the urgency of the global community’s efforts to save the Sumatran rhino from extinction.
The passing of Iman, the last known Malaysian rhino Sumatran, marks this species’ tragic development.
As conclusion, the Sumatran rhino is now extinct in Malaysia.