Shirish B Pradhan, Outlook India | January 13, 2020
KATHMANDU: At least 10 one-horned rhinos have died in the last six months in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park and the buffer zone of the forest area, officials said on Monday.
In the latest incident, a rhino was found dead close to the Bhaluwai river in Madi area.
All the animals have died of natural causes.
The Chitwan National Park dispatched a team for conducting postmortem, its information officer Gopal Ghimire said.
Forty-three rhinos died from natural causes in 2019.
Nepal is home to 645 rhinos, according to the latest census and the CNP alone houses 605 of them.