One of the last three rhinos in Malaysia is critically ill

first_imgAnimals, Biodiversity, Endangered Species, Environment, Mammals, Megafauna, Rainforest Animals, Rhinos, Sumatran Rhino Article published by Isabel Esterman Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredcenter_img Wildlife officials fear Puntung, one of the last three rhinos known to survive in Malaysia, is on the brink of death due to an abscess in her jaw.The abscess has not responded to veterinary treatment provided at the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary in the Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Sabah, where Puntung lives with the other two surviving rhinos in Malaysia.The Sumatran rhino was declared extinct in the wild in Malaysia in 2015. Fewer than 100 are believed to remain, mostly in Indonesia. UPDATE: Rare Malaysian rhino still sick, but showing signs of improvementPuntung, one of the last three Sumatran rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) known to survive in Malaysia, is critically ill with an abscess deep inside her upper jaw.Wildlife officials in Malaysian Borneo’s Sabah State fear the rhino, one of the few remaining representatives of a critically endangered species, is on the brink of death.The infection has not responded to drainage and antibiotic treatment, Sabah Wildlife Department Director Augustine Tuuga said in an April 5 press statement. “We are worried about sepsis, an infection that can spread quickly through the body and rapidly cause death,” he said.The life-threatening abscess in Puntung’s jaw. Photo courtesy of the Sabah Wildlife Department.Puntung is receiving 24-hour veterinary care at the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary in Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Sabah, a fenced-in facility managed by the Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA) where she lives in captivity along with Malaysia’s two other surviving rhinos.“All of us here at BORA, are very much affected by this and are desperately doing everything we can to treat her. We want to hope for the best, but the situation does not look good,” BORA said on its Facebook page today.  “We are working round the clock to save one of the world’s rarest and most lovable animals, and we will not give up.”The Sumatran rhino was declared extinct in the wild in Malaysia in 2015. Between 50 and 100 are believed to survive in Indonesia, including seven at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park in southern Sumatra.Puntung, who is believed to be around 25 years old, was captured in 2011 and brought to the sanctuary. Prior to her capture — likely in infancy — Puntung lost her front left foot, probably to a poacher’s snare. Hence the name “Puntung,” which means “stub” in Malaysian.According to BORA, Puntung is “perhaps the most endearing” of the rhinos at the sanctuary “due to her disability and her gentle nature.”Puntung’s arrival at the sanctuary in late 2011 brought hope that she could provide a mate for Tam, the sanctuary’s middle-aged male rhino. With a small, dwindling population separated into isolated pockets, many rhino experts believe a captive breeding program is the only hope for the species’ survival.However, Puntung was found to have asevere array of uterine cysts, making her unable to bear a pregnancy. A second female rhino, Iman, who was captured and brought to the Tabin facility in 2014, also has reproductive pathologies. Meanwhile Tam, although still producing some viable sperm, is past his reproductive prime.Since 2014, BORA turned its focus to assisted reproductive technology, specifically in vitro fertilization (IVF) in order to produce a viable embryo — an effort that has so far been unsuccessful.“Loss of Puntung now would be a tragedy, because she potentially has quite a few years of egg production left,” said BORA Executive Director John Payne in a press statement.Banner Image courtesy of the Sabah Wildlife Department.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.last_img read more