Conservation efforts at Ujung Kulon National ParkSource: indonesia.travelImage via indonesia.travel A complete package for travelers who enjoy outdoor activities is what awaits at the Ujung Kulon National Park in West Java. Banner Image
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.
Did you know that there are five different species of rhinoceros? Apart from the two species native to Africa the famous Black Rhinoceros, White Rhinoceros there are three other rhino species native to southern Asia. They are the Indian Rhinoceros, the Javan Rhinoceros and the Sumatran Rhinoceros. Some rhinos have only one horn, while others have two. They vary in size from the smallest Javan rhino to the largest White rhino. The word itself ‘rhinoceros’ comes from the Greek words ‘rhino‘…
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.
The very endangered Javan rhino. www.savetherhino.org works to save all 5 species of rhinos. RHINO FORCE bracelets help raise funds for SRI, a well established NGO in the UK www.beadcoalition.com #animals Hashtags: #MajesticVision #endangered