2 rhinos found dead in Chitwan

File: A rhino found dead in Chitwan National Park
File: A rhino found dead in Chitwan National Park

Chitwan, July 19

Two rhinos were found dead inside the Chitwan National Park on Sunday.

According to the CNP Information Officer Lokendra Adhikari, one baby rhinoceros (two-month-old) was found dead on the bank of the Rapti river near Kasara. The rhino calf might have been killed by a tiger, it is said.

Similarly, an adult rhino of around 30 years of age was found lifeless at Ratanpur Ghat of the Amaltari sector. The animal was found stuck in the sand on the bank of the Narayani river.

Its horn and hooves are intact, suggesting that the animal might have died naturally.

Last fiscal year, 32 rhinos died due to poaching and natural causes in the CNP, the biggest home to one-horned rhinoceros in Nepal.

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