Four out of Five Rhino Species Threatened with Extinction

01 Jun 2014

Four out of Five Rhino Species Threatened with Extinction

According to CITES three of the five species, the Sumatran, Javan and Black Rhino are ‘Critically Endangered’. The Indian Rhino is listed as ‘Endangered’, while only the White Rhino has been saved from the brink of extinction due to conservation efforts. The most endangered species is the Sumatran Rhino due it’s quick decline - only only 275 survive. However, the Javan Rhino is even more rare, with only 50 surviving, but this population is stable.

The Indian Rhino species counts 2,600 individuals, the Black Rhino 3,610 and the White Rhino 14,500. Several subspecies like the Northern White Rhino and the Eastern Black Rhino has been declared extinct in recent years, although some may survive.

Source: Rhino Resource Centre http://www.rhinoresourcecenter.com/species/