London, Dec 26 (ANI): It may sound bizarre, but a rhinoceros has been ordered to have sex in a bid to save its species.
Tam, the rhino is sadly one of the last rhinos of its specie and has been enrolled under a new breeding program, which will bring together 10 of the 30 or so remaining Borneo Sumatran rhinos in a desperate bid to boost their numbers.
Tam, who was found wandering around an oil palm plantation in Malaysia with an infected leg caused by a poacher's trap, will be helping increase the number of its specie after spending 20 years alone.
It has been shifted to The World Wildlife Fund 300,000 acre reserve.
"We hope to bring at least five male and female rhinos into the reserve over the next few years so that they can mate and produce offspring. Tam is the first," the Daily Star quoted Junaidi Payne, from the charity, as saying.
"Their numbers are so low that they might drift into extinction if no one does anything," Payne added.
Brutal Poachers have mainly contributed to the vanishing number of Borneo Sumatran rhinos, who hunt them for their horns. (ANI)