Sumatran Rhino Stories

  • Where do rhinos live? And eight other rhino facts

    September 19, 2019

    One of WWF's rhino experts answers common questions about rhinos around the world.

    White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), Kenya.
  • WWF helps create a groundbreaking plan to save Sumatran rhinos

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2019
    Fewer than 80 Sumatran rhinos remain in the wild in Borneo and Sumatra. Sumatran Rhino Rescue aims to find the remaining wild Sumatran rhinos and bring them to sanctuaries where they can breed.
    Sumatran rhino covered in mud
  • Critically endangered Sumatran Rhino moved to new home

    December 04, 2018

    Last month, the Indonesian Government announced that a first Sumatran rhino, a female named Pahu, was successfully rescued from a small isolated forest patch in Kalimantan, with the support of WWF, local partners and Sumatran Rhino Rescue.

    Pahu Sumatran Rhino
  • In a blow to wildlife, China lifts a ban on the use of tiger and rhino parts

    October 29, 2018

    In an enormous setback for wildlife conservation, China announced it will allow hospitals to use tiger bone and rhino horn from captive-bred animals for traditional medicine. The decision reverses a decades-old ban that has been instrumental in preventing the extinction of endangered tigers and rhinos.

    Bengal Tiger in the Ranthambore National Park, India
  • Protecting the elusive Sumatran rhino

    The Sumatran rhino is so rare and elusive that even the most senior of the rangers have never seen the animal in the wild. But just because you don’t see something doesn't mean it’s is not there.

    Sumatran rhino
  • Protecting the Sumatran Rhino

    September 21, 2015

    The plight of Sumatran rhinos needs global attention and commitments if conservation is to succeed. The science is telling us that we can’t put off mounting a serious, concerted effort to save Sumatran rhinos. We have pulled three species of rhino back from the brink so we know we can do the same for the Sumatran rhino.

    Sumatran Rhino
  • Hope for Rhinos

    September 22, 2014

    As conservationists, we have learned what it takes to help rhinos recover from the very edge of extinction.The formula is quite simple: protect rhinos where they exist, incentivize community stewardship of rhino populations, manage populations for maximum growth, establish new populations in suitable locations for maximum protection and population growth. This formula is achievable, but it does require political will and resources to see the plan through.

    rhino in water
  • Understanding the Plight of the Sumatran Rhino

    October 10, 2013

    With possibly as few as 100 animals left in a handful of small, isolated populations, the Sumatran rhino is arguably one of —if not the most— threatened large mammal in the world. 

    Sumatran Rhino