Decorated Indian Elephant at Hindu Festival in India - as a sign of respect for God. Hindus believe God pervades in everything as everything was created by God, hence animals are held sacred in India and are most respected with Hindu art, decorations and paintings. Another reason why majority of Hindus/Indians are vegetarians. 80% of India are vegetarians- अहिंसा - non violence, Hinduism.
Javan rhinoceros is the most endangered of the world’s five rhinoceros species, with an estimated 40-60 animals remaining on the western tip of the Island of Java (Indonesia) in Ujung Kulon National Park. The last member of another tiny population in Vietnam’s Cat Tien National Park was killed by poachers in 2011.