Last rhino in wild in Vietnam killed

Other species are critically endangered due to illegal hunting

Vietnam has lost another valuable ecological and tourism resource as poachers there have killed the country’s last wild rhinoceros. The country’s last surviving Javan rhinoceros was found shot with its single horn removed. According to the international conservation groups the WWF and the International Rhino Foundation, ineffective protection in Cat Tien National Park has resulted in the critically endangered animal now becoming extinct.
Next on the list for imminent extinction in Vietnam due to illegal hunting are the Asian elephant, the tiger, the saola, Tonkin snub-nosed monkey and the Siamese crocodile.

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