152 wild animals die in 8 months in Chitwan National Park

27th Mar, 2022 | Tourism Mail Crew

CHITWAN, March 27: In the first eight months of the current fiscal year, 152 wild animals have died in Chitwan National Park. The highest number of 70 chitals has died.

According to the park's information officer Ganesh Prasad Tiwari, 32 rhinos have died between July 1 and mid-February. Two were killed by smugglers and the rest by natural causes.

Similarly,wild water buffalo 10, tiger 2, Ratuwa 3, Magar Gohi 2, Deer 9, wild boar 2, Sarp 2, python 2, Laguna 4 and Chakeva 2 have died. Similarly, bears, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, tortoises, gaur,blue buck, malaha cats, yellow monitor lizard, porcupine, water goose and monkeys have died one by one.

According to Tiwari, wildlife other than rhinos have died due to natural causes. Some have been killed by tigers because most of them are food species. Wild animals, getting old, get stuck in swamps, fight from the sidelines, fight with each other, strong animals attack and kill the weak ones.

Chitwan National Park is famous for its forests and wildlife. There are 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of reptiles and 126 species of fish.