A one-horned rhino was found dead at Madi Municipality-1 in Chitwan district this morning.

The body of the rhino was recovered approximately 300 metres north from the Riyukhola bridge in the municipality.

According to Information Officer at the Chitwan National Park, Ganesh Prasad Tiwari, the rhino, aged 29, was found dead at around 7:00 am on Sunday.

The Park officials said the horn and hooves of the rhino were intact. With this, a total of 33 rhinos have died in the Chitwan National Park in the current fiscal year.