No sightings of Sumatran rhinos in key areas of Sabah, extinction likely

Published on 17 Apr 2019 7:03:04 PM

No Sumatran rhinoceros have been detected in Sabah by the latest surveys, indicating that the species may have become extinct.

Sabah Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Christina Liew told the State Assembly sitting on Wednesday that the studies did not find any footprints of the rhinos or record any photographs of them at the Ulu Segama Forest Reserve and Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Lahad Datu.