Rhinos - threatened with extinction

Last Modified: Sun Sep 27 2015 23:07:37 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 20,405
    population estimate of the White Rhino, recovered from near extinction but now facing a threat again. Vast marjority live in South Africa.
  • 5,055
    Black Rhinos remain in the wild and are now critically endandered. This species is also found in Africa.
  • 2,500
    estimated population of the Great One-Horned Rhino in the wild, in India and Nepal. Conservation status - Vulnerable.
  • 100
    estimated population of the Sumatran Rhino in the wild, in Sumatra (Indonesia) and Sabah (Malaysia). Conservation Status - Critically Endangered.
  • 58 - 61
    most likely the population of this critically endangered species - the Javan Rhino. Found in Java (Indonesia).
  • 1 in 8
    During 2014, in South Africa alone a staggering 1,215 rhinos were poached, thats one every eight hours.
  • 2016-2018
    period when rhino deaths will overtake births if the klling continues at the curent rate.
  • 749
    number poached in South Africa in 2015 as of 27th August
  • $5,500
    per ounce of rhino horn on the black market due to the growing demand for rhino horn in Asian countries, mainly Vietnam and China, even though there are no scientific medical benefits.