SAVE THE JAVAN RHINOCEROS

Endangered! (Mrs. Grant's Smore Flyer Example)

DESCRIPTION of the JAVAN RHINOCEROS

The Javan Rhinoceros has tough, gray skin, is about ten feet long and weighs 1.5 to 2.2 tons! These animals also have a single horn on their heads. The Javan Rhinoceros has very bad eyesight, but has a great sense of smell!


They are the most endangered species of the rhinoceros, but others are endangered too, like the Black Rhinoceros and the White Rhinoceros

HELP US WORK TOGETHER TO PROTECT THE JAVAN RHINOS!

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HABITAT/ENVIRONMENT

  • The Javan Rhinos like to live in low-lying areas in tropical forests. They love muddy places with lots of water--to "wallow" in the mud and submerge their bodies in water (except for their heads)!
  • They eat fruit, twigs, foliage and fallen fruit from the trees.
  • The Javan Rhino lives to be just 21-years-old.
  • The Javan Rhino now only lives in Western Java, but use to flourish in Bengal, India, and Southern China.
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CURRENT POPULATION

THERE ARE ONLY 50-60 JAVAN RHINOCEROS LEFT IN UJUNG KULON NATIONAL PARK!

WHY IS THE RHINOCEROS ENDANGERED?

  • Logging (which reduced their habitat)
  • Hunting (for their horn and other body parts)
  • Poaching (hunting in reserve parks) because of the desire for the Rhino's horn
  • Disease
  • National disasters (such as typhoons), which destroys their habitats

WHAT CAN BE DONE TO HELP SAVE THE RHINOCEROS FROM EXTINCTION?

We need to stop the poaching/hunting of the Javan Rhinos for their horns, even in the reserve parks. These Rhinos will only survive if we keep up our conservation efforts in protecting them in these reserves.

PICTURES OF OTHER RHINOCEROS ALSO ENDANGERED--THE INDIAN RHINO, BLACK RHINO, & WHITE RHINO

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INFORMATION SOURCES

  1. Encyclopedia of Endangered Species
  2. Britannica ImageQuest
  3. Encyclopedia of Animals

PLEASE HELP US SAVE THE JAVAN RHINOCEROS--WE NEED YOUR HELP!