Indonesia agrees to provide near extinct Sumatran Rhino semen samples

This photo taken on November 5, 2015 shows Sumatran rhino ‘Harapan’ at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia. Indonesia has finally agreed to send Malaysian conservationists Sumatran rhino semen samples to perform artificial insemination. – EPA pic, January 26, 2018.

MALAYSIA’S prayers to avert the extinction of the Bornean Sumatran Rhinoceros has finally been answered after Indonesia agreed to send semen samples for the use of the country’s breeding programme.

The news was confirmed by Sabah Wildlife director Augustine Tuuga, who said, however, that the arrangement still awaits a pact between the Malaysian and Indonesian governments before the samples can arrive on Malaysian soil.

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