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Rhino killed by poachers at Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve

An adult female rhinoceros was reportedly killed by poachers at the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP & TR) in Assam and its hornless carcass was found on Thursday

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Jan 2022 2:41 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: An adult female rhinoceros was reportedly killed by poachers at the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP & TR) in Assam and its hornless carcass was found on Thursday, officials said. This is the first incident of rhino poaching in nine months with the last such case being reported in April last year.

The park officials said that the carcass of the female rhino, aged around 30 years, was found by the forest staff of the Hilekhonda camp area inside tall elephant grass.

"It is a poaching case as the horn has been removed. The rhino was an adult female. The time of death appears to be more than 15 days ago," a park official said.

The forest officials have deployed sniffer dogs and a massive search operation is on to track the poachers. (IANS)

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