‘Extremely Rare’ Rhino Calves Spotted In Java, Sparks Hope For Species


  • 2 Javan rhino calves were spotted at a protected area in Indonesia
  • The species can now only be found in Ujung Kulon National Park
  • The presence of the two calves brings hope for the survival of the species

“Extremely rare” Javan rhinoceros calves were spotted at a national park in Indonesia, sparking hopes for the future of the critically endangered creatures.

Authorities announced on Sunday that two Javan rhinoceros calves were spotted at Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park, AFP reports. According to the outlet, the two calves were seen from March to August in footage from close to 100 camera traps in the facility. A male and a female, the two calves are now named Helen and Luther, and their presence now brings the number of the critically endangered Javan rhinoceros to 74.

This brings hope for the future of the species, which is actually the most

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