29 Dec '11, 2pm

Camera traps capture 35 rhino in Indonesian park

Camera traps capture 35 rhino in Indonesian park

In this undated image released by Ujung Kulon National Park, an adult male Javan rhino is caught by a video trap at Ujung Kulon National Park in West Java, Indonesia. -- PHOTO: AP JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Dozens of camera traps installed in an Indonesian national park earlier this year captured images of 35 critically endangered Javan rhinos, including five calves, officials said on Thursday. It is still possible that more of the animals live in the Ujung Kulon National Park - the animal's original habitat - said Bambang Novianto, director of biodiversity conservation at the forestry ministry. And the presence of young ones was welcomed as a rare piece of good news for the dying species. The Javan rhino - once the most widespread of Asian rhinoceroses - was nearly wiped out when the Krakatau volcano erupted in 1883, spawning a 40m tsunami that not only killed tens of thou...

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