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Another Rhino Killed in Chitwan

  THT Online
The Himalayan Times

Chitwan, October 30

Poachers killed a rhino that had strayed into human settlement area from the Chitwan National Park by giving the animal electric shocks in the wee hours of Sunday.

This is the third rhino that has been killed in the month of Kartik. Poachers killed the rhino by planting electric wires at Jagatpur VDC-2 on the border of the national park. The rhino was found dead and sans its horn at 10 am, said a source at the national park.

The rhino was nearly 15 years old, said the source. Locals said they heard the caterwauling of the rhino at 3 am on Sunday. One rhino was killed at Siswar of Dibyanagar-3 on October 26 and another was killed in Padampur area on October 18.

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