One-month-old rhino found dead in Chitwan

Published On: January 23, 2023 09:06 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

CHITWAN, Jan 23: A one-month-old rhino was found dead in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-26. On Saturday, the rhinoceros which was with its mother was found dead.

According to Ganesh Prasad Tiwari, information officer of Chitwan National Park (CNP), the baby rhinoceros was found dead in Gardaha forest area in the eastern forest area of Narayani River under Meghauli Consumer Committee. He said that the male calf was found dead with its mother.

In the current fiscal year 2022/23, 11 one-horned rhinoceros have died in CNP. According to Spokesperson Tiwari, out of 11 rhinos that died in the first six months of the current year, eight died of natural causes, one due to electrocution and two were killed by smugglers.

Last Friday, a group of smugglers killed two rhinos on the bank of the Narayani River that flows through CNP.

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