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One more rhino rescued from India

CHITWAN

Aug 26, 2017-

One more rhino swept away to India's Balmiki Tiger Reserve by a swollen river has been rescued.

The mature female rhino was taken under control on Friday and brought to Sauraha in Chitwan this morning.

The rhino was released at the Jankali Buffer Zone Community Forest near Hattisar at 7:30 am, according to Assistant Conservation Official of the Chitwan National Park (CNP) Abhiyan Pathak.

This is the fifth rhino to be swept away by floods to India and rescued unharmed. The authorities still need to rescue one more rhino which was swept away to the Balmiki Tiger Reserve across the border.

CNP's Information Official Nurendra Aryal said that efforts are underway to bring back the rhino to Nepal.

A team of 20 officials from Nepal and 200 employees of the Balmiki Tiger Reserve were deployed to take the rhinos under control.

Earlier, four rhinos were brought back to home which included two mature female rhinos, one male and one calf.

Two rhinos were found dead. Three other rhinos reportedly swept by floods have been located within the Nepali territory. RSS 

Published: 26-08-2017 11:02

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