A workshop in Kota Kinabalu was told Thursday that there are only about 50 Sumatran Rhinoceros left in Sabah's wild. And if nothing is done to save them, the Land Below the Wind will become their graveyard. They will be all gone within the next five years.
Why? A recent findings indicated that female rhinoes can not conceive due to cyst in their ovary.
Why? A reproduction physiologist Dr Nan Schaffer believed that it was due to long isolation of the rhinoes due to its declining population. Dr Nan said this can also occurs to human who never get pregnant for a long time.
A big task for the authorities concerned. It look like the future generation will not be able to see a living rhino.