javan rhino extinct

The Javan rhinoceros subspecies has been confirmed as extinct in Vietnam, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

Cat Tien National Park has had no sightings, footprints or dung from rhinos since the last known animal living there was found dead last April, shot through the leg with its horn chopped off by poachers.

Only 40 to 60 Javan rhinos now remain in Ujung Kulon National Park in Indonesia. They are the last known living members of the species, with none in captivity.

See video below from Associated Press for more information and read this article to find out how you can help protect the remaining rhino population in the world from poachers.