Almost All the World’s Javan Rhinos Documented in One Video

Park authorities in Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park have compiled an incredible video which features footage of more than 30 Javan rhinos — nearly the entire population of this critically endangered species.

Executive Director of the International Rhino Foundation, Dr. Susie Ellis, said in a Mongabay.com interview that the video is a “peek into the secret lives of Javan rhinos”.

Check out the amazing camera trap footage of these beautiful rhinos:

The International Rhino Foundation and WWF are providing an additional 140 camera traps in Ujung Kulon National Park for closer monitoring of these elusive rhinos in their rainforest habitat.

Sadly, in October 2011, the Vietnamese subspecies of Javan rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus) was declared extinct. Read more at Gone Forever: Javan Rhino Declared Extinct in Vietnam.


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Rhishja Cota-Larson

I am the founder of Annamiticus, and I work as an independent Wildlife Trade and Communication Design Consultant. I have journeyed to the streets of Hanoi to research the illegal wildlife trade, and to the rainforests of Sumatra and Java to document the world’s rarest rhinos. I am a Co-Chair of the SSN Pangolin Working Group. At CITES meetings, I collaborate with colleagues from around the world to lobby in favor of protecting endangered species. I am a Wildlife Trade and Trafficking Consultant for the upcoming documentary The Price, the host of Behind the Schemes and author of the book Murder, Myths & Medicine. I enjoy desert gardening, herping, reading, designing, and walking with my dogs.