Sumatran Rhinoceros

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Sumatran Rhinoceros

Dicerorhinus sumatrensis
Known as the “hairy” rhino for its reddish-brown hair, the forest-dwelling Sumatran rhino uses its prehensile upper lip to browse on vegetation. The world’s most endangered rhino, it suffers from deforestation and poaching for its horn. Conservation efforts are critical to the survival of the species.
Fact file:

Length: Up to 10 ft

Height: 3 – 5 ft

Weight: 1,300 – 1,800 lbs

Lifespan: Up to 35 yrs in wild

Habitat: Tropical rainforests and mountain moss forests

Diet: Fruit, leaves, twigs, branches and bark

Current Range: Sumatra (Indonesia), Borneo, and the Malay Peninsula