Rare rhino charges spy camera
Thursday 29 May 2008
The world's rarest rhino has been captured on video attacking a camera set up in an Indonesian jungle to study its habits.
The Javan Rhino apparently she sensed the lens was a threat to her calf, the conservation group WWF said.
There are only around 70 Javan Rhinos in the wild, about 60 of which live in Ujung Kulon National Park on the western tip of Java island. The remainder live in Vietnam.
In the first month of operation, five infrared video traps have captured two images of the camera-shy mother and calf, said Adhi Rachmat Hariyadi, head of the WWF's Ujung Kulon project.
WWF officials say they plan to relocate several of the rhinos in the park to another part of Indonesia in the hope that they breed.
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