by ecorazzicontributor
Categories: Animals, Video.

Listen, I’m not saying this to lure you into my post but… Four of the world’s most rare rhinoceroses were captured on camera and we have the video here!

Javan rhinos are one of the most endangered species in the world, and their population is estimated to be no more than 50 in Ujung Kulon, with a few other living in Vietnam’s Cat Tien National Park. The footage below was filmed in Ujong Kulon National Park in Indonesia, where WWF Indonesia and movement sensitive cameras have captured 14 rhino births within the last 10 years.

According to Adhi Hariyadi, a WWF project leader, seeing the rhinos means, “This is good news to ensure that the population is viable.”

The video shows two separate clips, one filmed in November with a mother and a male calf walking together, and the second is from December where you can see a larger female calf walking with its rhino mum. How adorable is that??

The number of rhinos has been nearly wiped out in large part due to poaching, where their horns are used for traditional Chinese medicines. So, it’s pretty amazing to see these rhinos flourishing and enjoying a lovely stroll through the forest with their fam!

Via The Huffington Post

  • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

    i doubt that 50 individuals makes the population is viable , just look what a genetic bottleneck can do to other endangered species like the cheetah !
    http://www.sciencesays.net/2008/12/cheetah-genetic-bottleneck/

    the effects of a genetic bottleneck is one of the reasons why zoo breeding programs are sooo fake and don’t help all, because these programs breed cute baby animals but don’t add nothing to the gene pool. It’s the diversity of genes what matters, not so much individuals.