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Scientific Name: 
Dicerorhinos
Phylum: 
Chordata
Species class: 
Mammalia
Order: 
Perissodactyla
Family: 
Rhinocerotidae
Genus: 
Dicerorhinus
Species: 
sumatrensis
Status: 
Critically Endangered
Population Trend: 
Decreasing
Quick Facts

Lifespan: 35-40years

Size: 2-4m long & 1-1.5m high

Weight: 500 to 950kg 

Fun Facts
  • The Sumatran Rhino is the smallest of all rhinos.
  • The rhino’s armour-like skin is nearly 2cm thick.
  • They are also referred to as the Hairy Rhino or the Asian Two-horned Rhino.
  • Their upper lip is hooked and prehensile. 
  • They eat an average of 50 kg of food every day.

Sumatran Rhino

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At Taronga:

Taronga is a founding member of the International Rhino Foundation (IRF) and whilst we do not have Sumatran Rhino at our Zoos, our vets, pathologists, reproductive biologists and tourism staff are actively engaged in projects with the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary at Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra. We also support their Rhino Protection Units that prevent and prosecute wildlife criminals.

Region: 
Source: 
www.iucnredlist.org
Year assessed: 
2008