Eleven rhinos found dead in CNP in current FY

Published On: February 6, 2024 04:08 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

CHITWAN, Feb 6: Eleven rhinos have been found dead in Chitwan National Park (CNP) and surrounding areas in the current Fiscal Year (FY). Of these, two were killed by poachers while nine died due to natural causes, said Ganesh Prasad Tiwari, the CNP Information Officer.

According to him, the natural causes of the rhino deaths include getting stuck in a bog, illnesses, fighting with each other, attacks by tiger and old age. Tiwari said the male rhino that was found dead on the bank of the Rapti river in west Chitwan on Monday died due to old age. He added that the horn and hooves of the about 30-year-old pachyderm were found intact.



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