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Two-year-old rhino found dead in Nawalpur

2021 Feb 18, 12:02, CHITWAN
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The deaths of rhinos due to unchecked poaching and natural reasons have seen an ascending trend in the country.

A two-year-old endangered female rhino was found dead. Chitwan National Park's information officer Lokendra Adhikari said the female rhino was found dead inside the Gundrahi Dhakaha buffer zone community forest users' group at Amaltari in Kawaswoti Municipality.

He also informed natural reason was preliminarily assumed behind the death of the baby rhino. Body samples of the deceased tusker were sent to the veterinary section for further investigation into the death, he said. The tusks and hooves of the one-horned rhino however were found safe.

In the current fiscal year 2076/77 BS, as many as 25 rhinos including the baby rhino have been so far found dead.

Four among them were killed in poaching while the remaining 21 died due to natural reasons.

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