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Banks, E., 1978. Mammals from Borneo. Brunei Museum Journal 4 (2): 165-227, pls. 1-14

Location: Asia - South East Asia - Malaysia - Sarawak
Subject: Distribution - Records
Species: Sumatran Rhino

Original text on this topic:
Records from the Baram District showed that eighty Rhino horns were sold there in six years. I have talked to the Kenyah hunters who shot and sold these trophies : they laughed at the idea of getting such things in Sarawak then, they shot them over the border in Dutch Borneo - where no guns were allowed - and brought the horns back for sale in Sarawak. Rhinos still occasionally wandered over this side but the once resident Sarawak stock had been killed off by 1925. The sale of so many trophies convinced some authorities that Rhinos were still plentiful and they refused to put a stop to Rhino hunting - in fact there was a back-lash and sometimes they encouraged it.

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