Habitat loss and poaching are the main contributors to the loss of the species. The horns have been a highly sought after commodity for more than 2,000 years in China and Vietnam. Believed to have healing properties, the horns and hides have been used as medicine and antidotes. Conservation efforts went into effect in the mid-1970’s.
Their survival it at risk for a number of factors. Captivity has never fared well for the species. The last Javan Rhino to be displayed at a zoo died in the early 1900’s, and no there are no documented births while in captivity. Inbreeding and disease compromise the population in Indonesia.
Indy Plush is committed to continuing education of endangered species such as the Javan Rhino. A portion of sales from each Rhino plush sold are donated to an organization committed to protecting this marvelous animal. Like all of our plush, stuffing made with 100% recycled plastic bottles, and sustainable fabrics were used. Design and construction is done in Los Angeles.
We are doing our small part to save the world, one doll at a time!