Normally, I leave the animal posts up to Scott and Natalie, but I came across this footage of the extremely rare Javan Rhinoceros (otherwise known as the Lesser One-horned Rhinoceros) on National Geographic’s website and had to post it. For whatever reason, Rhinos have always had a special place in my heart. Perhaps it’s the Ryan-Ryno nickname thing (lame I know), or perhaps it’s because Rhinos are simply awesome. Of course ones that are as cute as these are no exception. Sadly, there are only an estimated 50-60 of them remaining in the world, which makes them supposedly the rarest large mammal in the world.
While I have included the actual footage captured, check out the news video I linked above, particular around the 55 second mark. It’s rather cute how the rhinoceros seems to know it’s being recorded and perkily trots by the camera.