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 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

The Javan Rhinoceros

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.

Javan rhinos are the most threatened of the five rhino species, with 60 individuals surviving in Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia. Vietnam’s last Javan rhino was poached in 2010.

Javan rhinos are the most threatened of the five rhino species, with 60 individuals surviving in Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia. Vietnam’s last Javan rhino was poached in 2010.

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 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 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.

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.

The Indian rhinoceros pictured here is the species most closely related to the Javan rhinoceros; they are the two members of the type genus Rhinoceros.

The Indian rhinoceros pictured here is the species most closely related to the Javan rhinoceros; they are the two members of the type genus Rhinoceros.

Javan rhinoceros. Confirmed EXTINCT in Oct. 2011 due to poaching and habitat loss. People fucking suck.

Javan rhinoceros. Confirmed EXTINCT in Oct. 2011 due to poaching and habitat loss. People fucking suck.

The 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 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 formerly ranged throughout Southeast Asia and Indonesia, but has been hunted to near-extinction for its horn, which is used to make Asian folk medicines.

The 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 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 formerly ranged throughout Southeast Asia and Indonesia, but has been hunted to near-extinction for its horn, which is used to make Asian folk medicines.

Read all about the World's Top 10 Endangered Species - Ivory Billed Woodpecker, Amur Leopards, Javan Rhinoceros, Northern Sportive Lemur, Northern Right Whale, Little Dodo bird, Saola Asian Unicorn, Leatherback Sea Turtle, Chinese Giant Salamander and Tiger.

Read all about the World's Top 10 Endangered Species - Ivory Billed Woodpecker, Amur Leopards, Javan Rhinoceros, Northern Sportive Lemur, Northern Right Whale, Little Dodo bird, Saola Asian Unicorn, Leatherback Sea Turtle, Chinese Giant Salamander and Tiger.

Sunda rhinoceros, lesser one-horned rhinoceros, or more popularly known as the Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus)

Sunda rhinoceros, lesser one-horned rhinoceros, or more popularly known as the Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus)

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