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Critically Endangered - #21 Javan Rhinoceros (Endangered species) 2021

The_Nature_PlugApr 5, 2021, 9:49:20 AM

The Javan Rhinoceros is also known as the Sunda Rhinoceros or Lesser One-horned Rhinoceros, Native to Asia but now only lives in Java (Sunda Island, Indonesia) and is listed as critically endangered.

Reasons for critically endangered status - Hunting ( trophy, for horn, agricultural pest), habitat degradation, disease-transmitting ( by wild cattle), reduced genetic diversity.

Conservation Efforts  - Javan Rhino is lives in protected areas and its range is being expanded in Indonesia.


Javan Rhinoceros Facts - 

Science Name: Rhinoceros sondaicus

Height: 1.4 – 1.7 m

Length: 3.1 – 3.2 m

Weight: 900 - 2,300 kg 

Native Locations: Asia

Lifespan: 30 - 40

Popualtion: 60 

Conservation status: Critically Endangered (CR)


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