Poachers kill rhino in Kaziranga, take away horn

Poachers kill rhino in Kaziranga
Poachers kill rhino in Kaziranga

Poachers had killed a one-horned rhino in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and took away its horn.

The staff of Hilekhonda camp under Kohora range of the national park on January 20 found the carcass of an adult rhino inside the park.

Kaziranga National Park director P Sivakumar said that the place of occurrence was inside tall elephant grass about 1 km away from the camp.

“It is a poaching case and the horn was removed by poacher. The rhino was an adult female. The time of death appears to be more than 15 days old,” P Sivakumar said.

It is the first poaching incident in Kaziranga National Park in several months.

Last year, Assam had witnessed one rhino poaching incident.

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About Hemanta Kr Nath


Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.


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