Apr 20, 2024

Nine rhinos died in Chitwan National Park in six months

Nine rhinos died in Chitwan National Park in six months

CHITWAN, Jan 23:Nine rhinoceros have died in Chitwan National Park and its neighboring areas in the previous six months. Two of them were confirmed to have been killed by poachers and one more is suspected to have been killed by poachers.

According to Ganesh Prasad Tiwari, Chitwan National Park's information officer, two rhinoceros perished this year from old age and Falling from the hills, two from fighting, and two from tiger and crocodile assaults. 

The majority of the rhinoceros in the park and neighboring areas have died from natural causes. According to the park's records, 235 rhinos have perished since the fiscal year 2015/16, with 12 of them believed to have been poached.

Rhinos have died of old age,  falling from hills, getting stuck in swamps, being swept away by floods, being attacked by tigers and crocodiles, being electrocuted, getting diseases, falling into pits, and consuming poison According to the most recent count, there are 694 rhinos in the park.
 

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