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SOS Rhino : In the News : 46 Rhinos Killed In Last One Year

46 Rhinos Killed In Last One Year
4 July 2003

Forty-six one-horned rhinoceros of the Royal Chitwan National Park (RCNP) died in the last one year. Out of the total 30 were killed by poachers and the rest died of natural causes. According to conservation official Shiva Ram Bhatta, most the rhinos were killed by poachers but some died on natural causes as well. In the previous year, 54 rhinos had died. There are just over 600 rhinos in the country. The one-horned rhinos, endangered species, are the prime attraction of the RCNP.

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