Puntung was a 20-year-old female rhino weighing about 520 kg. Puntung is the Malay word for ‘stub’, an apt name as she lacked a front left foot. It is likely that it was torn off in a hunter’s snare trap when she was an infant. Against all odds, the damaged leg was able to heal. Puntung was perhaps the most endearing of the three rhinos being cared for at the Sanctuary because of gentle nature. Puntung passed away on 4 June 2017 and is deeply missed.
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