Hairy Rhinoceros

Badak sumatra/ Dicerorhinus sumatrensis

This species is the second largest mammal after elephants that can be found in Sumatra. These shy animals are rarely sighted in nature because they live in dense forests and has a small population estimated between 250 to 300 individuals. The population is concentrated in the Gunung Leuser National Park and Bukit Barisan. The species is threatened with extinction because of hunting. It has been estimated that in just five years the population has decreased by more than 50%. This photo was made at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Lampung, Sumatra.

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Nikon F100 with 35-70mm f.2,8D ; 1/125 sec. at f.8: Fuji PROVIA 100F; handheld.

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