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This Bornean rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni), Tam, is a captive individual representing hopes for ex-situ breeding of the Critically Endangered subspecies of the Sumatran rhino (also Critically Endangered).



Brown wood owl (Strix leptogrammica) in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



Macaque (unidentified species) in Sabah, Malaysia



Birds (unidentified species) in tree in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



Macaque (unidentified species) in Sabah, Malaysia



This Bornean rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni), Tam, is a captive individual representing hopes for ex-situ breeding of the Critically Endangered subspecies of the Sumatran rhino (also Critically Endangered).



Macaque (unidentified species) in Sabah, Malaysia



Macaque (unidentified species) in Sabah, Malaysia



Flower with ant (unidentified species) in the Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



Brown wood owl (Strix leptogrammica) in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



This Bornean rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni), Tam, is a captive individual representing hopes for ex-situ breeding of the Critically Endangered subspecies of the Sumatran rhino (also Critically Endangered).



Ant and fly (unidentified species) in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



This Bornean rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni), Tam, is a captive individual representing hopes for ex-situ breeding of the Critically Endangered subspecies of the Sumatran rhino (also Critically Endangered).



This Bornean rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni), Tam, is a captive individual representing hopes for ex-situ breeding of the Critically Endangered subspecies of the Sumatran rhino (also Critically Endangered).



Silhouette of a hornbill (unidentified species) in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



Rehabilitated Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) in Sabah, Malaysia



Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) in rehabilitation at Sepilok



Dew on spider web in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



Hornbill (unidentified species) in tree at dusk in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



Egret (unidentified) flying over the Kinabantagan River in Sabah Malaysia



Dead unidentified katydid in Sabah, Malaysia



Monitor lizard (unidentified) on the banks of the Kinabantagan River in Sabah Malaysia



Close-up of the Bornean rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni). This rhino, Tam, is a captive individual representing hopes for ex-situ breeding of the Critically Endangered subspecies of the Sumatran rhino (also Critically Endangered).



Dead katydid (unidentified species) in Sabah, Malaysia



The hairy and muddy ear of the Bornean rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni), the hairiest of the world's rhinos. This rhino, Tam, is a captive individual representing hopes for ex-situ breeding of the Critically Endangered subspecies of the Sumatran rhino (also Critically Endangered).



Great Argus pheasant (Arguslanus argus) on the road in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



This Bornean rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni), Tam, is a captive individual representing hopes for ex-situ breeding of the Critically Endangered subspecies of the Sumatran rhino (also Critically Endangered).



Macaques (unidentified) on the banks of the Kinabantagan River in Sabah, Malaysia



This Bornean rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni), Tam, is a captive individual representing hopes for ex-situ breeding of the Critically Endangered subspecies of the Sumatran rhino (also Critically Endangered).



Ants scurry over the leaf litter in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



Orangutan bridge over the Kinabantagan River to connect fragmented populations in Sabah, Malaysia



Ants on a dead leaf in Sabah, Malaysia



Local rangers cut leaves for Tam, a captive Bornean rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni), who represents the hopes for eventual ex-situ breeding for the Critically Endangered subspecies of the Sumatran rhino (also Critically Endangered)



The hairy hide of the Bornean rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni). The rhino, Tam, is a captive individual representing hopes for ex-situ breeding of the Critically Endangered subspecies of the Sumatran rhino (also Critically Endangered).



Local rangers cut leaves for Tam, a captive Bornean rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni), who represents the hopes for eventual ex-situ breeding for the Critically Endangered subspecies of the Sumatran rhino (also Critically Endangered)



Local rangersweigh food for Tam, a captive Bornean rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni), who represents the hopes for eventual ex-situ breeding for the Critically Endangered subspecies of the Sumatran rhino (also Critically Endangered)



Macaques (unidentified) on the banks of the Kinabantagan River in Sabah, Malaysia



Monitor lizard (unidentified) on the Kinabantagan River in Sabah, Malaysia



Bornean gibbon (Hylobates muelleri) in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



Wild male Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) in a tree along the Kinabantagan River in Sabah, Malaysia



The eyes of a leopard cat (Felis bengalensis) in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



Macaque (unidentified species) in Sabah, Malaysia



Butterfly (unidentified species) in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



Swifts (unidentified) in Sabah, Malaysia



Proboscis monkeys (Nasalis larvatus) on the banks of the Kinabantagan River in Sabah, Malaysia



This Bornean rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni), Tam, is a captive individual representing hopes for ex-situ breeding of the Critically Endangered subspecies of the Sumatran rhino (also Critically Endangered).



Bearded pig (Sus barbatus) at the mud volcano in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



Snare injury on the leg of the captive Bornean rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni), Tam. The rhino represents the eventual hopes for breeding this Critically Endangered subspecies in captivity.



Swifts (unidentified) in cliffs along the Kinabantagan River in Sabah, Malaysia



Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) in rehabilitation at Sepilok with pig-tailed macaque (Macaca nemestrina) peering behind



A (unidentified species) Macaque visit lodge in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



Unidentified insect in Sabah, Malaysia



Wild male Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) in a tree along the Kinabantagan River in Sabah, Malaysia



The hairy ear of the Bornean rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni), the hairiest of the world's rhinos. This rhino, Tam, is a captive individual representing hopes for ex-situ breeding of the Critically Endangered subspecies of the Sumatran rhino (also Critically Endangered).



Macaque (unidentified) on the banks of the Kinabantagan River in Sabah, Malaysia



A (unidentified species) Macaque visit lodge in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



Rehabilitated Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) in Sabah, Malaysia



Macaques (unidentified species) visit lodge in Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia



Local rangers feed Tam, a captive Bornean rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni), who represents the hopes for eventual ex-situ breeding for the Critically Endangered subspecies of the Sumatran rhino (also Critically Endangered)



Wild male Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) in a tree along the Kinabantagan River in Sabah, Malaysia




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