Rare Javan Rhinos Captured On Camera In Ujung Kulon National Park In Indonesia (Video)

By on Mar 1, 2011 in Animals, Asia, Headlines, Science, World Comments
Rare Javan Rhinos In Ujung Kulon National Park
Rare Javan Rhinos Captured On Camera
In Ujung Kulon National Park

Image Credit: AP Photo/WWF-Indonesia/
Ujung Kulon National Park Authority, HO

Rare Javan rhinos were reportedly captured by camera traps which was installed in Ujung Kulon National Park in Indonesia. The camera and video trap technology was used to monitor these rhinos which was said to be of extinction.

An environmental group called World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) formerly named as World Wildlife Fund is working with the Indonesian government, International Rhino Foundation, the Indonesian Rhino Foundation and other rhino conservationists to protect these animals from poaching, to monitor the population, and establish a second population through translocation.

According to reports, the hidden cameras have captured proof that the endangered Javan rhinos were breeding in the rhino sanctuary. The video which was said to have taken in November and December last year was the latest video trap being recorded. The footage shows two separate rhino families – two different mother Javan rhinos, one with a male calf and the other with a smaller female calf, which was believed to be only a year old.

WWF official website said that “the Javan rhino is one of the most endangered large mammals on Earth which was believed to be no more than 50 was left.”

WWF-Indonesia Ujung Kulon programme chief Adhi Hariyadi said that it’s a good news because the population of Javan rhino in Ujung Kulon represents the last real hope for the survival of a species that is on the brink of extinction.

The video of these rare Javan rhinos was released by WWF organization on their official website and was uploaded in YouTube.



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