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Where do rhinos live?
April 19, 2018 4:46AM
There are 5 species of Rhinoceros, each living in a different area:
- The White Rhinoceros - These are normally found in one of five countries, all in Africa, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda.
- The Black Rhinoceros - These animals are one the brink of extinction, although they could once be found across the Savannah in western Africa.
- The Indian Rhinoceros - This creature once roamed areas of Pakistan, Burma and Bangladesh and may have even been seen in China. Now however, due to declining numbers, they can only be found in small populations in north-east India and areas of Nepal.
- The Javan Rhinoceros - This is the rarest of all mammals, not just in the Rhino families, but right across the animal kingdom. There are thought to be just 30 or 40 animals left in the wild and these are confined to very small areas. They could once be found right across Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and into Thailand and Malaysia. Now however they are fond in two small areas. A population of about 14 animals lives in an area of lowland forest in the Cat Tien National Park in Vietnam, and about 30 animals in the Ujung Kulon National Park on the western tip of the island of Java.
- The Sumatran Rhinoceros - This Rhino is also endangered and when it once roamed large areas of Malaysia, but now are confined to small areas in Burma, Bangladesh and eastern India.
Mainly India (that's why there is a type calle the Indian rhino)