A video of the almost extinct Javan rhinos has emerged giving hope that species is still breeding in Indonesia.

The footage, captured by a motion-activated video camera in tropical rainforests of Ujung Kulon National Park, has been posted on YouTube on the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) channel.

The species is close to extinction due to poaching, disease introduced by domestic cattle and the loss of natural habitat.

The beasts, which are hunted for their horns, are being increasingly spotted since 2008. In December 2008, Javan rhinos were discovered during a field survey in Jakarta. The rhinos were wandering the forest in a pack of four, including two baby rhinos and two adults roughly 35-36 years old.