The smallest and hairiest rhinoceros species, Sumatran rhinos once inhabited rainforests and swamps in over 10 countries. Now, there are fewer than 100 Sumatran Rhinos left in the wild and there’s a very real chance we will lose them forever. Critically endangered as a result of habitat loss and poaching for the illegal wildlife trade in which their horns are sold as traditional medicine, the Sumatran Rhino will not survive without our help.
For Sumatran Rhinos, for the next 10 years
Taronga is committed to saving the Sumatran Rhino by supporting Wildlife Protection Units in Sumatra to create a safe and secure home in the wild, and by providing veterinary treatment and relocation assistance for rhinos at risk. Taronga is also working in partnership with TRAFFIC to combat illegal wildlife trade through our Wildlife Witness app and by funding a Wildlife Crime Analyst in TRAFFIC’s office.