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. Puntung is a Bornean Sumatran rhino, one of roughly 20 left in the world.
Captured in a Borneo forest on Christmas Day, she is the latest addition to Malaysia’s Borneo Rhino Sanctuary – and possibly one of the last hopes for a species on the brink of extinction.
Veterinarians want to introduce Puntung to Tam, a 20-year-old male Sumatran rhinoceros in the enclosure next door, in the hopes that they will breed – although this cannot take place for a number of months, until Puntung is deemed ready.
Estimated to be 10 to 12 years old, she was airlifted to the sanctuary after her capture and has since been adjusting to her new home, eating more than 60 kilograms of leaves each day. We need your help to protect the last of this species. Please do what you can to help us make a difference.