Javan rhinoceros is the most endangered of the world’s five rhinoceros species, with an estimated 40-60 animals remaining on the western tip of the Island of Java (Indonesia) in Ujung Kulon National Park. The last member of another tiny population in Vietnam’s Cat Tien National Park was killed by poachers in 2011.
The Javan Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus) is the most endangered of the world’s five rhinoceros species, with an estimated animals remaining on the western tip of the Island of Java (Indonesia). Already extinct in other countries.
The prehistoric-looking Javan rhinoceros is one of the world’s rarest large mammals. The rate of reproduction in this species is relatively slow; females give birth to a single young every one to three years, after a presumed gestation of 15 to 16 months, as in other rhinos. With the exception of mothers with their offspring and mating pairs, the Javan rhinoceros is a largely solitary species.
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The Javan rhino is probably the rarest large mammal on the planet, with no more than 50 left in the wild and none in captivity. Its small population size and likely isolation to one protected area in Indonesia make it extremely vulnerable to any threat.