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Rhino found dead in Chitwan



CHITWAN: A rare one-horn rhino has been found dead in Meghauli of Chitwan last night.

The rhino was found dead in Bethari Community Forest in Meghauli VDC-8, according to Chitwan National Park.

No organs of the rhino have been missed. It seems the rare wildlife was killed in a struggle between the two rhinos, informed Chitwan Police.

Two rhinos have been so far killed in Chitwan during the year. The recent rhino count reveals that there are 503 rhinos in Chitwan national park.

Meanwhile, wildlife crime control unit has been formed in Chitwan to take measures to put an end to growing smuggling of wildlife.

The unit coordinated by Chitwan national park chief conservation officer Jhamak Bahadur Karki comprises forest officer, government attorney office chief, representative from district police, armed police, national investigation, Chitwan district administration and Madhyabarti region, among others.

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