Flood-swept rhinos brought back to Nepal

CHITWAN: Nepal's rare wildlife, a one-horned rhino, has been brought back home on a boat.

The female rhino aged around 20, which was swept away by the flooded Rapti river last year, has been brought back to Chitwan National Park (CNP) from India last night.

Earlier, a joint team of National Nature Conservation Fund and CNP had rescued and returned 10 rhinoceros to Nepal as massive flood in Rapti river last year had taken away the rare species to India.

It was reportedly difficult to rescue some rhinos which were taken far away from the Nepali territory.

CNP Chief Conservation Officer Bed Kumar Dhakal shared that rescue of the rhinos was possible this time when the wildlife came closer to Nepali land. There are still two more rhinos in India, the CNP sources said.

The rescued rhino was released near Tamor Lake along CNP at around 11:00 pm.