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Poachers kill another one horned rhino in Kaziranga

Poachers kill another one horned rhino in Kaziranga

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 11 May 2018, 09:53 pm

Guwahati, May 11 (IBNS): Poachers have killed another one horned rhino in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park (KNP).

According to the reports, a male rhino was killed by poachers at Kukurkata reserve forest area inside the national park.

The poachers have managed to escape with its horn.

On Friday morning, forest guards found a bullet injured carcass of a male rhino inside the park.

Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) of the national park Bhaskar Buragohain said that forest guards heard firing sound inside the park area at around 7-20 am and the incident was happened near Chiralkhowa camp of Kukurkata reserve forest area under Burapahar range in the park.

“We suspected that, poachers had killed the rhino,” Bhaskar Buragohain said.

Meanwhile, forest officials, armed guards and police personnel had rushed to the area and launched operation against the poachers.

Poachers had killed 14 rhinos in 2016, 7 in 2017 and 4 in this year so far in the world heritage site declared by UNESCO.

The latest report of Rhino Population Estimation, 2018 revealed that, total number of rhinos in Kaziranga National Park counted 2,413.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

Poachers kill another one horned rhino in Kaziranga

India Blooms News Service
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