THE SUMATRAN RHINO species ( Dicerorhinus sumatrensis ) has existed for over 20 million years on earth. Sadly, Iman, the last female Sumatran rhino in Malaysia, died due to cancer at the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary on Nov 23. Iman’s partner, Tam died six month earlier due to renal failure. The death of the two rhinos mark the extinction of the species in this country. Let’s have a look at what’s unique about them, what makes the conservation of this species so difficult and what are the efforts taken to keep the species alive.