JAVAN RHINOCEROS

Asian Geographic - - JUNIOR -

Rhinoceros sondaicus IUCN sta­tus: Crit­i­cally En­dan­gered

The Javan rhinoceros is the most threat­ened of the five species of rhinoceros left on Earth. Also known as the Sunda rhinoceros or the one-horned rhinoceros, the Javan rhinoceros was once found all over South­east Asia and North­east In­dia. Today, how­ever, there are only about 60 of them left in Ujung Ku­lon Na­tional Park in Java, In­done­sia, as they were widely hunted by poach­ers for their horn. Their small num­ber and the loss of their habi­tat due to de­for­esta­tion has also caused their num­bers to de­cline.

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