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One-horn rhino population in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve has increased to 2613, an increase by 200 over the last four years, park officials said on March 29.

The rhino count at Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve stands at 2613 – comprising 866 males, 1049 females, 273 unsexed, 279 juveniles and 146 calves.

The three-day rhino population census which was started from March 26 was concluded at the national park on March 28.

Ramesh Gogoi, DFO at Kaziranga National Park said that, 2613 rhinoceros were counted, which is an increase of 200 rhinos over the last count of 2413 conducted in 2018.

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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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