The Javan rhinoceros is a lowland species that resides in incredibly dense, low-lying tropical rainforests and prefers areas with abundant water and mud wallows.
The Javan rhinoceros resides in incredibly dense, low-lying tropical rainforests. It especially prefers areas with abundant water and mud wallows. This is a lowland species that typically occurs up to 600 meters, but has been recorded above 1,000 meters above sea level.
The species formerly occurred in more open mixed forest and grassland and on high mountains.
Because of its rarity, little is known about its preferred habitat, but it is certainly not naturally restricted to dense tropical forest water. Little is known about the species’ biology and the habitat in which the remaining population is found may not be optimal.
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• Sources | (Nowak, 1999; van Strien, et al., 2008; Waters, 2000; WWF, 2015)