November 1, 2011

Javan Rhino Extinct in Mainland Asia

Ker Than, National Geographic


AP Photo

The Javan rhinoceros is extinct in mainland Asia, conservationists announced this week.

An adult female Javan rhino was shot and killed in a Vietnamese forest last year—leaving just one wild population left of the species in the world, a group of fewer than 50 individuals in a small park in Indonesia.

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TAGGED: Extinct Species, Rhinos, Poaching