CHITWAN, July 19: Two rhinos were found dead at the Chitwan National Park on Sunday.
According to CNP information officer Lokendra Adhikari, one baby rhinoceros (two-month-old) was found dead on the bank of Rapti River near Kasara. It is suspected that the rhino calf might have been killed by a tiger.
Similarly, an adult rhino of around 30 years of age was found lifeless at Ratanpur Ghat of Amaltari sector. The animal was found stuck in sand on the bank of Narayani River. Its horn and hooves are intact, suggesting that the animal might have died naturally.
During the last fiscal year, 32 rhinos died due to poaching and natural causes in the CNP.