Definition of Sumatran rhinoceros in US English:

Sumatran rhinoceros


  • A rare hairy two-horned rhinoceros found in montane rainforests from Malaysia to Borneo.

    Dicerorhinus sumatrensis, family Rhinocerotidae

    • ‘Unlike its Indian and African cousins, the critically endangered Sumatran rhinoceros is covered with patches of stiff hair, most prominent on its ears.’
    • ‘The recent death of all five of our precious captive Sumatran rhinoceroses has left so many of us bewildered.’
    • ‘The Sumatran rhinoceros is the smallest of the five existing species of rhinoceros.’
    • ‘Time is running out as efforts to save the Sumatran rhinoceros from extinction continue.’
    • ‘This was the first time in 112 years that a Sumatran rhinoceros successfully reproduced in captivity.’
    • ‘The Sumatran rhinoceros is the last surviving species in the same group as the extinct woolly rhinoceros.’
    • ‘According to Mukri, the population of Sumatran rhinoceros is alarmingly low and it is nearing extinction.’
    • ‘The pictures from Borneo island in Malaysia are believed to be the first ever moving images showing the Sumatran rhinoceros in the wild.’
    • ‘The investigator found that multiple animal species are infected with various hemoparasites and found a novel hemoparasite in the Sumatran rhinoceroses that were evaluated.’
    • ‘It contains at least 127 mammal species, including the Sumatran elephant, Sumatran tiger, Sumatran rhinoceros, and Sumatran orangutan.’
    • ‘Endau-Rompin is home to a dozen Sumatran rhinoceroses, the largest known population in the peninsula.’
    • ‘Unique among rhinos, the Sumatran rhinoceros is covered with a conspicuous coat of coarse, reddish brown hair.’
    • ‘The expedition also reported the existence of the Sumatran rhinoceros in the park, as well as elephants.’
    • ‘The Sumatran rhinoceros is well-known for its marking behavior.’
    • ‘There is one species of rhino in Borneo, commonly called the Sumatran rhinoceros, with the scientific name Dicerorhinus sumatrensis.’
    • ‘Endangered megafauna such as Sumatran tigers, orang-utans, and Sumatran rhinoceroses live in those areas in Indonesia most at risk for conversion to oil palm plantations.’
    • ‘However, Asian rhinoceros species include the Indian rhinoceroses and the Javan rhinoceroses, each with one horn, and the Sumatran rhinoceroses, which has two horns.’
    • ‘Animal life in West Malaysia includes tigers, tapirs and the now rare Javan and Sumatran rhinoceroses.’
    • ‘The Indian forms only have a single horn while the Sumatran rhinoceroses are adorned with two.’
    • ‘The Sumatran rhinoceros is a member of the rhino family, Rhinoceridae in the Mammalian Order of Perissodactyla.’


Sumatran rhinoceros

/səˌmätrən rīˈnäs(ə)rəs/