Javan Rhino

William North & Trey Hahn

The Name

The scientific name for the Javan Rhino is Rhinoceros Sondaicus

Important Dates for the Rhino

The first documented rhino was found in colonial times.

The last Vietnamese Javan Rhino was poached in 2010.

Biogeographical Data

The last 60 Javan Rhinos are located in Ujung Kulon National Park in Indonesia.

The initial size was 500,000 in the early 20th century.

The Javan Rhino is a very solitary rhino that only interacts for their cubs for about one year. They live for 35-40 years in the wild.

The rhino is a massive animal, weighing around 5071 pounds, standing 5.8 feet tall, and 10 feet long.

Kingdom- Animalia

Phylum- Cordata

Class- Mammalia

Order- Perissodactyla

Family- Rhinocerotide

Genus- Rhinecoros

Species- Sondaicus

Causes of Extiction

The Javan Rhino's horn was used to treat the flu and they where hunted for that reason. The rhino was then made illegal to hunt, but people poached them for their horn. The second big reason is that the Javan Rhino's habitat was destroyed for farming.

Ecological Effects

The rhinos cause biodiversity in the food they eat, by eating certain grasses. If the rhino extinct away the landscape will suffer and certain grasses will likely go extinct.

How to Help

You can adopt a Javan Rhino at the WWF website. Also at you can donate to team rhino.

Fun Facts

  1. The Javan Rhinos only interact with other adults for about 3 months of the year.
  2. The Javan Rhino is the rarest large animal on the planet.

Works cited

"Javan Rhino Conservation Program." International Rhino Foundation. N.p., 15 June 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2016

"What Will Happen after the Rhinos Are Gone? - Conservation."Conservation RSS. N.p., 19 Feb. 2014. Web. 18 Feb. 2016.