Rare rhino spotted in Borneo, dies
S C I E N T I S T S R E C E N T LY made physical contact with a critically endangered Sumatran rhino on the Indonesian part of Borneo Island. The contact was the first in 40 years. The rhino was caught in a pit trap in March in East Kalimantan province in an area close to mining operations and plantations. The six-year-old female died a few weeks after capture for unknown reasons. Borneo is the world's third-largest island that is shared between Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. The capture of the rhino was a joint effort between Indonesian environment ministry officials, the World Wildlife Fund and the Rhino Foundation of Indonesia.