Is the Black Rhino Extinct 2019?
Two species of rhino in Asia—Javan and Sumatran—are critically endangered. A subspecies of the Javan rhino was declared extinct in Vietnam in 2011. But the western black rhino and northern white rhinos have recently gone extinct in the wild.
When did the black rhino go extinct?
How many black rhinos are left?
There are currently between 5,042 – 5,455 black rhinos surviving (IUCN African Rhino Specialist Group, 2016).
What rhino went extinct in 2018?
In 2018, the death of the last male northern white rhino, a member of a functionally-extinct subspecies of white rhino, garnered a lot of public attention. This subspecies lived in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where wild populations were decimated by militant armies.