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SOS Rhino : In the News : Poachers Kill Six Rare Rhinos in India
 

Poachers Kill Six Rare Rhinos in India

  April 18, 2007 - By Wasbir Hussain, Associated Press
GAUHATI, India

Authorities are searching for poachers who have killed six rare one-horned rhinoceros in the past four months in a protected game reserve in India's northeastern Assam state, the state's chief warden said Tuesday.

Two of the animals were killed in the past week inside the famed Kaziranga National Park, a 166-square mile habitat, said M.C. Malakar, Assam state's chief wildlife warden.

A spurt in poaching has surprised authorities because only five rhinos were killed in 2006 and seven in 2005.

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