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
How you can help
BORA’s funding ended in June 2016. We are in urgent need of financial assistance to continue our work to save the Sumatran Rhino. Contributions are needed to ensure that the three rhinos continue to receive the best care … more
Our mission: to Save the Sumatran Rhino from extinction
Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA) is an NGO based in Sabah.
Active since year 2008, BORA cares for the last three living Sumatran rhinos left in
Malaysia in managed facilities in Tabin Wildlife Reserve.
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Meet the rhinos
Today, only three captive rhinos are left in Malaysia: Tam, a middle aged male rhino; Puntung, a female who survived a poacher’s snare that left her with just three feet; and Iman, a female who is riddled with tumors. These three are all that stand between the species and their extinction in Malaysia.
Tam, which is short for Kertam, is a 650 kg Sumatran rhino. He is the last living male representative of Malaysia's most endangered animal. The fossil record indicates that this … [more]
Puntung is a 20-year-old female rhino and she weighs about 520 kg. Puntung is the Malay word for 'stub', an apt name as she lacks a front left foot. It is likely that it was torn … [more]
Iman is the last wild Sumatran rhino to have been found in Malaysia. She was captured in Danum Valley and safely transported to the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary in March 2014. This … [more]
BORA’s funding ended in June 2016. We are in urgent need of financial assistance to continue our work to save the Sumatran Rhino. Contributions are needed to ensure that the three rhinos continue to receive the best care possible as we work with advanced reproductive technology experts to produce a rhino embryo. Here are some of the ways you can support this … read on
Preview of “Operation Sumatran Rhino”
See more videos on the Borneo Rhino Alliance Channel
When humans are in the middle of a particular era, whatever we see and think and talk about seems normal, rational and even scientific. So it is with the prevailing human view of wildlife conservation.Human eras are made up largely of prevailing fashions. And fashions are just fashions. How to save endangered wildlife? An obvious first response … read on