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Amputee Sumatran tiger gives birth to cubs

Jan 22, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Sumatran tiger births are rare and the species is considered critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

Jun 19, 2018 - 5:43 PM

The Guinness Book of Records notes Puan – born in 1956 – as being the oldest verified Sumatran orangutan in the world. Female orangutans rarely live beyond 50 in the wild.

PUAN. Handout photo taken on October 24, 2016 shows Sumatran orangutan known as Puan, which is Indonesian for lady, at Perth Zoo where she has lived since being gifted by Malaysia in 1968. File photo by Alex Asbury/Perth Zoo/AFP

Sumatra's receding forests pushing tigers to the brink

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:50 AM

Deforestation to make way for palm oil plantations is driving critically endangered Sumatran tigers towards extinction, researchers warn

WILD CAT. A file photo taken on March 27, 2014 shows Harfan, a male Sumatran tiger born in 2008, being presented to the public for the first time at Berlin's Tierpark zoo. John Macdougall/AFP

Sumatran tiger mauls Indonesian man to death

Jan 12, 2017 - 6:55 PM

The group of men were leaving the Sembilang National Park on Sumatra island after night fell when the 25 year old victim suddenly let out a scream as the tiger pounced

ATTACK. A Sumatran tiger in Indonesia mauls a 25-year-old. File photo by Dick Mudde via Wikimedia Commons

Critically endangered Sumatran elephant gives birth

Jun 02, 2016 - 11:07 PM

Sumatran elephants are critically endangered It is estimated between 2 400 and 2 800 remain in the wild according to conservation group WWF

ENDANGERED. Sumatran elephants are critically endangered. Photo by AFP

Indonesia arrests men accused of poaching Sumatran tigers

May 26, 2016 - 3:59 PM

Tiger skins bones and teeth were found at the homes of the alleged poachers during raids by police

POACHERS Indonesia arrests poachers of Sumatran tigers like the one pictured here. EPA/BOGDAN MARAN

LOOK: Rare rhino born in Indonesia takes breed one step away from extinction

May 13, 2016 - 1:19 PM

Births of Sumatran rhinos in captivity are rare The birth was only the fifth of a Sumatran rhino in a breeding facility

BABY RHINO. This handout photo from International Rhino Foundation taken on May 12, 2016 shows a female rhino named Ratu (L) with her calf (R) born on May 12 at their sanctuary in Lampung. AFP PHOTO / International Rhino Foundation (IRF) / STEPHEN BELCHER

Disturbing trend: Critically endangered elephant is latest animal to die in an Indonesian zoo

May 12, 2016 - 4:47 PM

The elephant s death comes after a tiger also died in April in a separate zoo

SLOW TREATMENT. Yani lies down on the ground in Bandung city's zoo, West Java province, several hours before eventually dying. AFP PHOTO / TIMUR MATAHARI

Bad conditions or natural causes? Rare tiger dies at Indonesia's 'death zoo'

Apr 20, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Rama died at what is dubbed the death zoo as so many animals have died there prematurely because of neglect – including several orangutans a tiger and a giraffe

DEAD. This photo shows Rama, a 16-year old male Sumatran tiger, with a tranquilizer dart on his leg while inside his enclosure at the zoo in Surabaya. Rama died on April 10. Handout / SURABAYA ZOO / AFP

Critically endangered Sumatran rhino dies weeks after landmark discovery

Apr 06, 2016 - 10:55 AM

This is a very valuable lesson that shows saving a rhino can be very difficult and needs the support of experts

ENDANGERED. This photo show a file photo of a Sumatran rhino, previously believed to be extinct. Photo by AFP

Believed to be extinct, environmentalists make first contact in decades with rhino in Borneo

Mar 23, 2016 - 5:03 PM

The contact with the rhino comes after environmentalists discovered in 2013 that the Sumatran rhino was not extinct on Indonesian Borneo – as had long been thought – when hidden cameras captured images of the animals

ENDANGERED. This photo show a file photo of a Sumatran rhino, previously believed to be extinct. Photo by AFP

Endangered Sumatran elephant found with leg almost severed by rope

Feb 19, 2016 - 8:07 PM

Conservationists got alerted of the incident after a group of trekkers posted pictures on social media

Illustration of endangered Sumateran elephant which died in National Park Bukit Barisan. Picture taken by Taman Nasional Bukit Barisan

Over half of world's primates on brink of extinction – experts

Nov 24, 2015 - 6:42 PM

Species long known to be at risk have been joined on the most endangered list for the first time by the Philippine tarsier and the Lavasoa Mountains dwarf lemur from Madagascar

Male rhino arrives in Indonesia to mate with his endangered species

Nov 02, 2015 - 9:30 PM

We hope he will be able to breed and boost the Sumatran rhino population here

MATING MISSION. Harapan the Sumatran rhino is flown from the United States to Indonesia, in hopes of him mating with his critically endangered species. Photo from AFP/Cincinnati Zoo

The wRap Indonesia: 4th economic stimulus, Sumatran elephants found dead

Oct 16, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include a damning report on the treatment of Indonesia s death row inmates and new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp s statements ahead of his team s first game under his leadership

FOUND DEAD. Two critically-endangered Sumatran elephants were found dead from suspected poisoning in Indonesia's Aceh province. AFP photo/Aceh Province Forest Protection Agecny/Awir Belo

Two rare elephants found dead in Indonesia

Oct 15, 2015 - 6:34 PM

Villagers found the carcasses of the female elephants aged two and 15 bleeding from their mouths and rectums

FOUND DEAD. Two critically-endangered Sumatran elephants were found dead from suspected poisoning in Indonesia's Aceh province. AFP photo/Aceh Province Forest Protection Agecny/Awir Belo

The wRap Indonesia: No apology from Jokowi, pregnant Sumatran rhino

Sep 23, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Jokowi is set to visit the United States to meet his counterpart in October an endangered Sumatran rhino is pregnant and other top news from Indonesia and around the world

WHAT APOLOGY? Jokowi has no plans to apologize for the September 30 movement. Photo by AFP/Istana Presiden

Critically endangered Sumatran rhino is pregnant

Sep 22, 2015 - 11:28 PM

A rare Sumatran rhino in Indonesia is pregnant with her second baby and is expected to give birth in May raising new hope for the critically endangered species

The wRap Indonesia: Transgenders arrested, Sumatran elephant killed

Sep 22, 2015 - 6:00 AM

An imprisoned former government official is pictured out in public transgenders are arrested in Aceh and other top stories from Indonesia and around the world

RIP YONGKI. The body of a critically endangered Sumatran elephant, named Yongki, lies on the ground after he was found dead in his enclosure. Photo from Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park

Indonesia arrests four men over Sumatran tiger killing

Aug 10, 2015 - 5:55 PM

One of the suspects admitted to having killed another Sumatran tiger and selling its body parts three years ago

Kulit macan yang diawetkan disita polisi dari empat pedagang barang ilegal yang berasal dari satwa liar. EPA/HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK

Endangered Sumatran elephant found shot dead, tusks missing

Apr 15, 2015 - 5:20 PM

This is the first known case of elephant killing in Aceh this year

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. One of the 11 Sumatran elephants found dead in Aceh in 2014. Photo by AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Dec. 31, 2014

Dec 31, 2014 - 1:31 PM

The latest updates on AirAsia QZ8501 new fuel prices come the New Year prepare your travel schedule to avoid traffic on New Year s eve and more on today s wRap from Indonesia

The scene at Jakarta’s Hotel Indonesia traffic circle during the New Year celebration in 2013. Photo by EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Sept. 9, 2014

Sep 09, 2014 - 9:43 AM

The latest on the controversial local elections bill lawmakers implicated in the hajj graft scandal a petition to raise the marrying age for girls and more

'PERMANENT COALITION'. Members of the Red and White coalition of political parties supporting Prabowo Subianto during their declaration in Jakarta on July 14, 2014. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

2 rare Sumatran elephants found dead in Aceh

Sep 08, 2014 - 7:02 PM

There are fewer than 3 000 Sumatran elephants remaining in the wild according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature marking a 50 drop in numbers since 1985

DEAD ELEPHANT. This photograph taken by a villager on August 21, 2014, shows a man placing a fruit on a dead baby Sumatran elephant found in a river in Serbajadi in East Aceh district in Aceh province, located near the Leuser ecosystem forest conservation area in Indonesia's Sumatra island. Two more Sumatran elephants were found dead in Aceh over the weekend. Photo by AFP

Planet of the dying apes: experts sound alarm over shrinking habitats

Jun 26, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Experts predict that at the current rate human development will have impacted 90 of the apes habitat in Africa and 99 in Asia by 2030

Rare Sumatran tiger cubs born at US zoo

Aug 08, 2013 - 11:25 PM

Two rare Sumatran tiger cubs were born this week at the National Zoo in the US capital in what zookeepers described as a conservation victory for the critically endangered cats

NEW-BORN. Two rare Sumatran tiger cubs were born this week at the National Zoo in the US. Photo from AFP

Critically endangered Sumatran elephants found dead

Jun 03, 2013 - 10:07 PM

Two critically endangered Sumatran elephants were found dead in an Indonesian national park and are believed to have been poisoned