19 rhinos dead in first 6 months of current fiscal year

CHITWAN: A total of 19 rhinos died in the first six months of the current fiscal year in the Chitwan National Park, officials confirmed.

Of them, two rhinos died at the hands of smugglers while 17 others died of different causes.

Chief Conservation Officer Hari Bhadra Acharya said that six rhinos died in the month of Shrawan, two in Bhadra, one in Ashoj, three in Kartik, five in Mangsir and two in Paush.

In the fiscal year 2075/076, altogether 43 one-horned rhinos died, the National Park Office said. Likewise, 26 rhinos died in 2076/077 and 33 died in the last fiscal year.

As per the rhino census, Chitwan National Park is a home to 694 rhinos out of country’s total 752 rhinos. RSS


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