The Sumatran Rhino is the smallest of all rhino species. They have been around for millions of years, but their time might be coming to an end. Today, there are less than 100 of these critically endangered rhinos left. … more
Salvation through science
Attempts to breed these three rhinos naturally have proven unsuccessful. Tam’s sperm quality is not ideal. Although Puntong and Iman are still producing eggs, they both have reproductive pathologies that have rendered … more
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Starting in early 2017, BORA relies on Malaysian governmental funding to sustain its work to care for Tam and Iman (Puntung having passed away on 4 June 2017). The funding allows us to do all the basic tasks necessary, … more
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The Daily Digest: The End of the Road for our Rhinos
This is a BFM podcast of an interview with Dr John Payne, the Executive Director, Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA), 27 May 2019
This recording was made when news of Tam’s declining health was made known.
Today, we must come to terms with the sad news that Tam, our last male Sumatran rhino, has died. What does this mean for the future of Sumatran rhinos in Malaysia? And what about the conservation of other endangered Malaysian wildlife?
Produced by: Lim Sue Ann
Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek, Sharmilla Ganesan, Kelly Anissa
Starting in early 2017, BORA relies on Malaysian governmental funding to sustain its work to care for Tam and Iman (Puntung having passed away on 4 June 2017). The funding allows us to do all the basic tasks necessary, but does not cover engagement with Indonesia, nor maximising the frequency of harvesting sperm and eggs for continued in-vitro fertilization attempts. … read on
aysia’s last male Sumatran rhinoceros, Tam, has died—a serious blow for the critically endangered species, which is already extinct in the country.
The 4 July 2018 announcement by Professor Thomas Hildebrandt of Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research and his co-workers that embryos of white rhinos have been successfully made in vitro represents one of the most exciting breakthroughs in years for rhino conservation. We at BORA, the Borneo Rhino Alliance, are ecstatic at this development, […]
“Regrettably, Tam died at mid-day, around noon on Monday. Invariably, everything that could possibly have been done, was done, and executed with great love and dedication.”