The historical range of the Javan Rhino is uncertain but it did extend well beyond the island after which it is named. In the far north its occurrence would have overlapped with that of the Indian Rhino and in the south with the Sumatran Rhino. This map depicts the approximate distribution of the three Javan Rhino subspecies.
The Javan Rhino Rhinoceros sondaicus has been devastated by poaching and land use pressured. It has been reduced to one tiny population on the western tip of Java.
The historical distribution for the Javan Rhino is derived from the Status Survey & Conservation Action Plan (New Edition) Asian Rhinos edited by Thomas J Foose and Nico van Strien, published by the IUCN/SSC Asian Rhino Specialist Group (AsRSG).
Approximate locations of current populations