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 rhino genus (Dicerorhinus) has been around for over 20 million years making it one of the world’s most ancient mammal species.
Tam is approaching 30 years old, late middle age for a rhino. He is a mild-mannered animal and enjoys having his belly rubbed and spending hours lazing in his mud wallow. He eats over 50 kg of fresh forest leaves which are gathered from his rainforest home daily and he loves snacking on his favourite fruit – bananas!