Top 10 Differences Between the 5 Rhino Species
Did you know that there are five different species of rhinoceros? Apart from the two species native to Africa the famous Black Rhinoceros, White Rhinoceros there are three other rhino species native to southern Asia. They are the Indian Rhinoceros, the Javan Rhinoceros and the Sumatran Rhinoceros. Some rhinos have only one horn, while others have two. They vary in size from the smallest Javan rhino to the largest White rhino. The word itself ‘rhinoceros’ comes from the Greek words ‘rhino‘ which
The Northern White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) of central Africa is now “possibly extinct” in the wild and the Javan Rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus) is ”probably extinct” in Vietnam, after poachers killed the last animal there in 2010. A small but declining population survives on the Indonesian island of Java.
I have this sinking feeling that I'm witnessing all these fantastical shapes just before they vanish forever. One day, a future consciousness might marvel at the thought of what these beings were really like -- just as we try to imagine a triceratops or a wooly mammoth. Will our love save them in time?