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Sumatran rhino footprints believed found on Borneo

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Several footprints believed to be from critically endangered Sumatran rhino have been found on Indonesia’s Borneo island, raising hopes for the existence of an animal long thought to be extinct in that area, a conservation group said on Thursday.

The fresh tracks were discovered in February while a WWF team was monitoring orangutans in West Kutai forested district of East Kalimantan province, according to a statement.

A follow—up survey carried out by the team, along with government forestry officials and scientists from Mulawarman University, discovered more footprints, horn scratches at mud holes, trees used as rubbing posts and bite marks on plants.


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