5 SPECIES OF RHINO

WHITE RHINO

Africa's largest species of rhino, also known as the 'square lipped' rhino.

IUCN Status: Near Threatened

Population: 20,000 to 22,000

Habitat: Grassland and savanna

Weight: 1,800kg to 2,700kg

Distribution: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda

BLACK RHINO

About two thirds the size of the white rhino, the black rhino is also known as the 'hook lipped' rhino.

IUCN Status: Critically endangered

Population: 5,000 to 5,500

Habitat: Tropical grassland, Shrublands, deserts

Weight: 900kg to 1,400kg

Distribution: South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya

GREATER ONE HORNED RHINO

Asia's largest species of rhino, also known as the Indian rhino.

IUCN Status: Vulnerable

Population: 3,300 - 3,600

Habitat: Tropical grassland, shrublands, savanna

Weight: 1,800kg to 2,700kg

Distribution: India, Nepal

SUMATRAN RHINO

Closest living relative to the woolly rhinos. Only species to still be covered in hair.

IUCN Status: Critically Endangered

Population: Less than 100

Habitat: Tropical and subtropical forests

Weight: 550kg to 1,000kg

Distribution: Sumatra, Sabah

JAVAN RHINO

All Javan rhinos in the world survive in Ujong Kulon National Park.

IUCN Status: Critically Endangered

Population: 67

Habitat: Tropical and subtropical forests

Weight: 900kg to 2,300kg

Distribution: Sumatra, Sabah

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