The Javan Rhino

By: Scott Sritharan 7th

Names For The Javan Rhino

The Common Name for it is: Javan Rhino.

The Scientific name is: Rhinoceros Sondaicus.

New Habitat

They keep their body temperature cool by mud wallows in the hot summer days. Their water source is mainly inside the forest not outside. Two new animals are babbons and leopards.

Things That The Rhino Eat

The Javan Rhino eats about 50Kg everyday! Including shoots. Shoots are new plant growth, they can include stems, flowering stems with flower buds, and leaves.

Food Web

This is the food web for the Javan Rhino.

Adaptation

An adaptation for the Javan Rhino is...


Physical #1: Horn

The rhinos horn acts like a weapon that protects it from predators.


Physical #2: Thick Padding

The thick padding protects the rhino from two things; predators attacks and really bad weather.


Behavioral #1: Startled

The rhino can get startled easily so when it starts to charge at the animal(or person) that made the sound. And the rhino can be in danger too because the poachers will shoot it. This behavior is not helpful to survive.


Behavioral #2: Mad

The rhinos have a very short temper, so if you annoy a rhino it will get mad and start charging at you. This will either help it or not help it depending on who is attacking.

Energy Pyramid

Carnivores: Lion, Cheetah.

Omnivores: Monkey, Birds.

Herbivores: Javan Rhino, Giraffe

Producers: Grass, Tree

What if it was introduced to producers and physical landscape?

The primary food of the rhino is grass, if no grass is availabe it will eat plants and might change its habit to start eating plants. If there are no grass and plants the rhino has no chance of surviving at that place.


It might be able to live depending which place it is at. If the was living at the North Pole then it would not survive, but if it was living in the jungle it might have a small chance.

Why is the Javan Rhino on the endangered species list?

One of the main reasons why the Javan Rhino is on the endangered species list is because of poachers! These losses, as well poaching for its horn, has nearly wiped out the rhino. The horns have been valued in China for more than two-thousand years, where they are valued in traditional medicine for healing powers. The Javan Rhino horns have a price up to thirty-thousand dollars per kilogram.