November 17, 2020
In the jungles of southwest Vietnam, a lone rhino once wandered. She was the last of her subspecies and this was her home. The last rhino spent her days roaming across thousands of hectares, a much wider range thought natural for these herbivores. But then again, she had the run of the place. There were creeks and rivers where she could wallow and there was plenty of food. But one day, a hunter peered at her through the sights of a semi-automatic weapon — and pulled the trigger. As that gunshot cracked out in echoes across the forest, the extinction of the Javan rhinos in Vietnam was sealed.