Adult Male Rhino Found Dead With Horn Removed In Kaziranga, Assam; Sixth Case In 2018

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Ruthless poaching continues in Assam as one more adult male Rhino was found dead with his horn removed at the Kaziranga National Park.

The DFO said that the tourists who were on elephant safari spotted the carcass of the Rhino on Saturday morning.

This is the sixth case of rhino poaching in 2018 at Kaziranga.

“This happened between 1.30 to 2.30 am in the Bhalukjan area of the Bagori Range. The carcass was found with its horn removed,” confirmed Rohini Saikia, DFO of KNP to Indian Express.

Referring to the incident, Saika said that one bullet has been confirmed and the investigation is on.

Kaziranga is infamous for rampant poaching. In 2013 and 2014, 27 incidents of poaching were recorded each year, the highest in the last decade. In 2015, 17 cases were recorded, and 18 were recorded in 2016. In 2017 and 2018, there have been six incidents so far.

 

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