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.
Javan Rhinoceros, perhaps the planet's rarest large mammal, are found in Indonesia and Vietnam. Fewer than 60 of these magnificent animals remain. Its horn is prized by poachers, and its forests are prized by developers. Both could spell doom for the species.
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.
One of the 8 most rare mammals. Javan Rhinoceros Estimated Population: As Few as 40 Though there are about 40 in a national park in Indonesia, the Javan rhino became extinct in Vietnam in October 2011. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons