Three rhinos dead within a week in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary (State of Assam, India)

By December 8, 2020Land conservation

Indian Rhinos. Two calves died earlier this week in Pobitora National Park, while one adult died on Saturday. Original photo as published by East Mojo.

East Mojo | December 5, 2020 

In a tragic turn of events, three one-horned rhinos have died in the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam in the past week, according to reports.

The forest officials confirmed that earlier this week, two rhino calves were found dead inside the sanctuary premises. One calf died on December 2, while the other calf died on November 30. On Saturday, an adult rhino was also found dead.

Forest officials conducted post-mortems on all three bodies but are yet to reveal the cause of death.

Pobitora is home to more than 100 rhinos, 2,000 wild buffaloes, hogs, barking deer, leopards, and different species of snakes and tortoises.

It is also a hub of migratory birds. Its grasslands provide habitat for Assam’s second-largest population of the Indian rhinoceros after the Kaziranga National Park.