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 off in a hunter’s snare trap when she was a small infant. Against all odds, the damaged leg was able to heal. Puntung is perhaps the most endearing of the three remaining Malaysian rhinos because of her disability and her gentle nature.
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