Rhino population figures in the wild
Rhino species Population
White rhino Between 19,682 and 21,077
Black rhino Between 5,042 and 5,455
Greater one-horned rhino 3,500+
Sumatran rhino Less than 100
Javan rhino 58-61
These figures show how critically close the rhino is from being extinct. This in a time where the market value for rhino horn is higher than it has ever been and poaching has escalated in recent years. The demand is driven by Asian markets where people use rhino horn as a status symbol to display success and wealth. This, together with habitat loss and political conflict, has dramatically reduced rhino populations in the past decades.