Flood-swept rhinos brought back to Nepal

Published On: December 17, 2018 10:38 AM NPT By: Republica


CHITWAN, Dec 17: The world’s rare wildlife, one-horned rhino, has been brought back to its home on a boat.

The female rhino aged around 20, which was swept away by flooded Rapti River last year, has been brought back to Chitwan National Park (CNP) from India last night.

Earlier, a joint team of National Nature Conservation Fund and CNP had rescued and returned 10 rhinoceros to Nepal as the massive flood in Rapati River last year took away the rare beasts to India. 

It was difficult to rescue some rhinos which were taken far away from Nepali territory. 

CNP Chief Conservation Officer Bed Kumar Dhakal shared that the effort to rescue the rhino was possible this time when the wildlife came closer to Nepali land. 

There are still two more rhinos in India, the CNP sources said. The rhino rescued was released nearby Tamor Lake along the CNP at around 11.00 pm.

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