Posted 09.08.2012 13:56:30 UTC
Updated 09.08.2012 13:56:30 UTC
A conservationist from the Leuser International Foundation said he has managed to take photographs of one male and six female Sumatran rhinos with movement-triggered cameras in Aceh province's Leuser National Park as of April.
More than thousand images from 28 camera traps were taken since last July, and it was the first sighting there in 26 years.
Around 200 Sumatran rhinos are estimated to live in the wild in small groups in Indonesia and Malaysia.
15 years ago, the number of the Sumatran rhinos was the two-fold of the current.
An estimated 70 percent of the population has been lost since 1985, mainly to poaching and loss of habitat.