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Near Extinction

There are 5 subspecies of Rhinos: White, Black, Indian, Javan Rhinoceros and Sumatran Rhinoceros.

White Rhinoceros:

has two main subspecies: southern and northern. Northern has population of 17,480 (2007) and majority lives in South Africa while the Southern is critically endangered and only 4 remain in the wild (6 more held in captivity).

Black Rhinoceros:

has four main subspecies: South-central, South-western, East African and West African. During the last century their numbers their numbers have declined drastically – from 70 000 in 1960s to 2 410 in 1995.

Indian Rhinoceros:

has not a subspecies. This is a  greater one-horned rhinoceros. Two-thirds of the world’s Indian rhinoceroses are now confined to the Kazinga National Park situated in the Golaghat district of Assam, India.

 Javan Rhinoceros:

This is the most endangered species in the world. According to 2002 estimates only 60 remain in Java and Vietnam (Cat Tien National Park). This is the least know from the species. In 2009 there were only 40 remaining in Ujung Kulon Conservation, Java, Indonesia. The last Rhinoceros was reportedly killed in 2010 in Vietnam.

Sumatran Rhinoceros:

There are only 275 remaining in high altitudes of Borneo and Sumatra.

 

 PATT Foundation has reforestation efforts in Cat Tien National Park.

Help us help this endangered species to survive.