Thursday, September 24, 2015

Video: Rare Rhino Calves Caught on Video

It is well known that rhino populations across the globe have seen significant declines over the past few decades, mostly due to illegal poaching. In fact, there has been little good news in the rhino conservation department for quite some time. But now, the World Wide Fund for nature (WWF) has released this great video which was captured by a camera trap on Java. It features an extremely rare female rhino with a baby in tow. Better yet, there have been three calves spotted in the Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park in recent months, and the population there has risen to 60 animals, twice what it was just a few decades ago. That is cause for celebration, although these animals are far from out of the woods just yet. Still, it is great to see them starting to edge back from the brink of extinction.

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