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Gould, N., 1997. Editorial. International Zoo News 44 (1): 2-3

Location: Asia - South East Asia - Indonesia - Sumatra
Subject: Management - Programs
Species: Sumatran Rhino

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A combination of in situ and ex situ efforts probably still offers the best hope for the survival of the species; in particular, the small, scattered non-viable populations need to be translocated either to protected reserves or to captive collections. While I was writing this editorial I received news of the captive-breeding centre now under construction within the Way Kambas National Park, one of the most important strongholds of wild Sumatran rhinos. It is hoped that Torgamba, together with 2/3 rhinos from Indonesian zoos, will be the first animals to be transferred here; later some of those in the U.S.A. may follow. This imaginative project seems to have a good chance of success; so captive breeding may still have a part to play in saving this most distinctive of all the living species of rhinoceros.

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