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Close to EXTINC­TION ! — Javan Rhino

pub­lished 23 Decem­ber 2011 | mod­i­fied 07 April 2012

The Javan Rhi­noc­eros faces a very gloomy future now it is con­firmed that the species has gone extinct in Viet­nam, the sole place in main­land Asia where a small pop­u­la­tion still existed. At least that is what we assumed until very recently.

The Javan rhi­noc­eros (Rhi­noc­eros sondaicus anna­miti­cus) is now believed to be con­fined to one pop­u­la­tion, of less than 50 indi­vid­u­als, in a small national park in Indonesia.

Javan Rhinoceros

(Sources: WWF, 25.10.2011; the Guardian, 25.10.2011)

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