Indonesia is home to the only population of the Javan rhinoceros left on the planet. And now the country is set to open its first sanctuary in an attempt to save these critically endangered species.
The Javan rhino is the rarest of all species of rhinoceros, with only around 50 of the animals left in Indonesia's Ujung Kulon national park. They're currently under severe threat from poachers, traders and consumers who are after their horns. And now conservationists are hoping that the country's first ever sanctuary can pull the animal back from the brink of extinction. The new sanctuary will open in the park in the coming months. It will encompass over five-thousand hectares of lush rainforest, freshwater streams and mud-holes.
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