In early May, a Rhino carcass was found in Cat Tien National Park. A bullet was found in the left fore leg, and signs of horn removed were found on the skull. The Rhino must be dead for several months. No body knows why the Rhino died and a big investigation is being conducted to find out the reason. The scientists are analyzing the DNA samples to know more about the dead Rhino. Answer from the DNA analysis might also reveal if that is the last Rhino in Vietnam.
According to the scientists, the possibility that the Rhino was hunted is very high. Many people also doubt that the dead Rhino is the last Rhino in Vietnam. We are looking forward for the DNA analysis result from the scientists.
The subspecies of Javan Rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus) is only found in Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam. The other sub species with about 40 to 60 individuals are found in Indonesia. If the dead Rhino in Vietnam is the last one, the world will experience the extinction of one sub-species Javan Rhino.