Although the Javan rhinoceros’ habitat was once protected in Vietnam, it has now lost most of its forest habitat due to habitat loss, degredation, agricultural purposes, and other human activities.
The Javan rhinoceros has poor eyesight, but keen senses of smell and hearing despite having smaller ears than other rhinoceroses.
A young Javan rhinoceros will be active shortly after birth and will be suckled by its mother for 1-2 years.
During colonial times, Javan rhinoceroses were killed by trophy hunters, but now, they’re relentlessly poached for their horns and meat as rhino horn can sell for $60,000/kg.
The Javan rhinoceros population in Ujung Julon National Park has been increasing over the past 5 years and the feasibility of establishing a second population in another suitable, secure habitat is being considered.
Following the Vietnam war in 1975, the Javan rhinoceros was thought to be extinct in Vietnam, but was later spotted in the area in 1999.
The Javan rhinoceros’ scientific name, Rhinoceros sondaicus, comes from Greek and Latin referring to its horned nosed and locality in the Sunda islands of Indonesia.
The Javan rhinoceros is smaller than most other rhinos as average adults stand 5-6 ft at the shoulder and span 11-12 ft in lenth.
As in other ungulates, the Javan rhinoceros’ teeth are lophodont, having transverse ridges on the grinding surfaces.
The Javan rhinoceros is an odd-toed terrestrial ungulate as each of its feet ends in three hooved toes.
The Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus) is one of the five extant rhinoceros species within the Rhinocerotidae family. Although there were three subspecies recognized, two have become extinct with only one remaining, Rhinoceros sondaicus sondaicus. This herbivorous rhino is the rarest and most endangered of all rhinos with less than 70 remaining. None are … Learn More
As the new year continues, the second annual FaunaFocus Holiday Art Trade has come to an end! A total of 17 participants collaborated to make the end-of-the-year holiday season even more merry. Each artist created an artwork that featured an animal species requested by another participant. Throughout December, participants received surprise gifts featuring their favorite animals. With an array of media and styles utilized, each artwork was a gift for all and… Read More
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FaunaFocus has had another successful SketchAlong! Several viewers tuned in for the Twitch livestream on September 14th, 2018, and sketched along with Noelle M. Brooks as she led them through the proportions and anatomy of the Virginia opossum. Focusing on several different positions of the opossum, such as its well-known “playing possum” death feinting behavior, each participant worked with their own materials and interpreted the photographic references in their own recognizable style…. Read More
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