The Javan rhino is now extinct


According to the latest record of wildlife in Malaysia, the Javan Rhino is now officially extinct. Deputy Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Dr. Hamim Samuri announced the sad news at the Biodiversity Seminar 2017 yesterday saying: “From the latest Malaysia wildlife list records, Javan Rhino are extinct, while four other animals, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Malayan Tiger, Sunda Pangolin and Gaur (Indian Bison) are considered critical species.

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The Javan rhino is officially extinct. photo via Wikipedia

Last time Javan Rhinos were spotted in the wild was in 2010.

The main three reason for the extinction of the Javan Rhinos are shrinking habitat and roaming area, poaching and illegal trade, and road accidents.

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