|The smallest of the rhino species, the Sumatran Rhino now faces extinction. The use of its horns and other body parts in traditional Chinese medicine creates a demand that greedy poachers are eager to fill. The despoiling of its rain forest home by rapid human development and industry is an added threat. Thus, numbers of these rhinos have declined so sharply that only a handful of the animals remain.
At Sungai Dusun, the Malaysian government has established the Sumatran Rhinoceros Conservation Center to help scientists savethis remarkable creature. Dr. Zainal Zahari Zainuddin is recognized as the authority on Sumatran rhinos.