Male rhino found dead in eastern Chitwan

CHITWAN:  A male rhino was found dead at Kumroj area of the eastern belt in Chitwan district.

Chairman of Kumroj-based Wildlife Smuggling Control Campaign Ishwori Pathak said that the rhino could have died after a fighting with the counterpart.

Assistant Conservation Officer and Information Officer of Chitwan National Park today said that the rhino was found dead with multiple injuries in its body parts, while the important organs of the rhino including the horn are safe.

According to the National Park reports, a total of 10 rhinos died of natural causes last year.

No rhino has died from the smugglers in the past some years, while the country marked ‘zero poaching year’ for three times.