World’s Rhino Population in Crisis
Worldwide, the situation for rhinos is grave. The northern white rhino became functionally extinct after the death of Sudan, the last male, in March 2018, while the black rhino population has plummeted to approximately 4,000.
The situation for Asian rhinos is equally bleak with only 3,200 surviving Indian rhinos, about 76 Sumatran rhinos and 60 Javan rhinos. There are fewer than 30,000 rhinos globally, with Africa’s southern white rhino the most populous species at around 20,000.
Although habitat loss is an important consideration, the main threat to rhinos is humans (poaching). With your help, we can save this magnificent species for future generations.