Rare Rhino Rumble

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on April 25th, 2007

As posted here on Cryptomundo, the WWF [and in light of the title of my post here, perhaps I should clarify, the WWF (formerly known as the World Wildlife Fund)] released yesterday what they claim is the first footage of the elusive Borneo rhino.

However, as reported by the Associated Press, another group, SOS Rhino, is claiming that they have that honor.

However, SOS Rhino, a Chicago-based wildlife foundation, said in September last year that wildlife rangers on one of its expeditions had taken a video clip and photos of a single male Sumatran rhino, also in Sabah, after a decade-long search.

WWF officials in Malaysia could not immediately be reached for comment.Associated Press

Shown here is the SOS Rhino video, which was uploaded to youtube on March 9, 2007.

Seems we have a controversy in the rhino research field.

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

5 Responses to “Rare Rhino Rumble”

  1. Bob Michaels responds:

    Two Sub Species are recognized of the asian two horned Rhinoceros,the western race Dicerohinus sumatrensis sumatrensis, is found on Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia, while the eastern race, Dicerohinus sumatrensis harrissoni is confined to Borneo. At the beginning of the 20th century the animal was widespread and common throughout the island, but since that time the numbers had declined severly due to poaching for the Chinese horn trade for medicinal purposes, a bunch of Hokey Pokey medicine. I really don’t care who gets credit for the picture, I just hope the Rhinos are protected worldwide and their habitat and population is restored to historical numbers.

  2. DWA responds:

    I went to YouTube and saw this one before this blog came up. I thought, wha?

    I like the WWWF’s (now called the World Wrhino Wrestling Fund) clip better. It also has a bat in it. So cool! That count?

    Sheesh. Let’s fight over THIS nonissue.

    Just when one thinks that the sas search would go so much smoother if real scientists were doing it.


  3. MultipleEncounters responds:

    I don’t know, I think it could be a guy in a suit. 🙂

  4. joppa responds:

    DWA you stole my post. I think that’s my game camera I posted over my super dooper deer enhancement feed. Dang, those steroids really messed Bambi up.

  5. maxsideburn responds:

    So a stupid rhino can evade video cameras for years but an extremely intelligent primate species (BF) can’t?

    There are still many things out there yet to be documented by modern science.

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