Ex­plore the Earth: rhi­nos

The best spots across the globe to see these grace­ful uni­corns

World of Animals - - Contents - Words Laura Mears

Black rhino

These small African rhi­nos can be recog­nised by the dis­tinc­tive point on their front lip. The population crashed to fewer than 2,500 individuals in the 1990s but has since re­bounded.

White rhino

Larger and more nu­mer­ous than black rhi­nos, white rhi­nos have a square lip. In­tense con­ser­va­tion has pushed the population into the tens of thou­sands, mak­ing this only one of two non-en­dan­gered rhino species, the other be­ing the In­dian rhino.

Ja­van rhino

Ja­van rhi­nos were once found in In­dia and Viet­nam, but there are only around 70 left, all re­stricted to the In­done­sian is­land of Java. This the most crit­i­cally en­dan­gered of all the rhino species that re­main.

In­dian rhino

Also known as the greater one­horned rhino, this species once num­bered fewer than 200. There are now more than 3,000 in In­dia and Nepal.

Su­ma­tran rhino

This is the small­est rhino species in the world. Once nu­mer­ous across Asia, this twohorned species is now found only in Su­ma­tra and Bor­neo.

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