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Rhino poached in Assam

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Guwahati, July 10 :

Poachers have killed yet another one-horned rhino in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and took away its horn, officials said Thursday.

File Pic (source : abcnews.com)
File Pic
(source : abcnews.com)

The incident came to the light Thursday when forest guards patrolling the park recovered the carcass of a male rhino from the Burhapahar forest range of the park.

Officials said the poachers killed the rhino Wednesday night.

“The poachers chopped off the horn and fled,” a park official said.

This was the 21st rhino killed by poachers in protected areas of Assam since January this year. Most of the poaching took place in Kaziranga, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

A total of 42 rhinos were poached in Assam last year – 27 in Kaziranga alone.

(IANS)