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China-bound rhino pair leaves for Kathmandu

- Post Report, CHITWAN

The pair of one-horned rhinoceros being sent to China by the government as gifts is all set to arrive in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

The rhino pair was loaded in a special wooden box amid the presence of conservationists, local level representatives and park officials from Sauraha.

The couple named as 'Bhadra' and 'Rupasi' are being transported to China on July 12 and will be accompanied by veterinary doctor, technician and assistants.

According to Chitwan National Park's chief conservation officer, Bed Kumar Dhakal, a team comprising park's senior veterinary doctor Kamal Gaire, a technician from the National Trust for Nature Conservation and three assistants will accompany the rhino couple.

The government had decided to gift two pairs of endangered one-horned rhinos from the wild to Chinese zoos as part of strengthening bilateral relations and for long-term support to biodiversity conservation.

Published: 2018-07-10 15:22:29