Less than a hundred Javan rhinos remain in the wild, and the only place in the wild where they still live is Ujung Kulon National Park in Indonesia. But recently, officials reported sightings of two new Javan rhino calves in the park, which gives conservationists hope that this species on the brink may slowly continue to recover. The calves, one male and one female, now bring the total population of Javan rhinos up to 73. At least one new Javan rhino has been born each year since 2012, which indicates the park’s security is ample enough to allow the species to breed consistently. As with all other rhino species, the Javan rhino population has been reduced dramatically over the years by poaching and human encroachment into their habitat.
Read more about these new calves and Ujung Kulon National Park here.