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Javan Rhino

posted: 11/24/15
Javan Rhino
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Scientific Name: Rhinoceros sondaicus
Status: Critically Endangered
Number Remaining: 60
Average Height: 4.6 - 5.8 feet
Average Weight: 1,984 - 5,071 pounds
Average Length: 10-10.5 feet

The most threatened of the five rhino species, the remaining approximately 60 Javan Rhinos live in Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia. Vietnam's last Javan Rhino was poached in 2010. The demand for rhino horn for Chinese and allied medicine systems has threatened the species. With so few rhinos remaining, disease is also a cause for concern.

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How You Can Help

  • World Wildlife Fund: Learn more about the Javan Rhino, conservation efforts, and what you can do to help ensure the species' survival.
  • IUCN Red List: Learn more about the remaining Javan Rhinos, their threats, and various conservation efforts.

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