49 rhinos died in Assam since May
49 rhinos have died since May in Assam and the horns of only 19 were recovered by the Forest Department.

49 rhinos died in Assam since May [Biodiversity]

  • 49 rhinos have died since May in Assam and the horns of only 19 were recovered by the Forest Department.
  • Out of 49 rhinos, poachers killed five rhinos in Kaziranga National Park and one in Orang National Park in little over two months.
  • 22 rhinos were killed in natural calamity (flood) and 21 had natural deaths across Kaziranga, Manas and Pobitora forest areas.
  • Kaziranga, Manas and Orang national parks house 2,532 one-horned rhinos as per latest census.
  • Assam has five national parks — Kaziranga, Manas, Orang, Nameri and Dibru- Saikhowa — with a total land area of 1,977.79 square km.
  • A total of 397 animals were killed in Kaziranga, Orang and Manas national parks due to flood this year.
  • Forest Department, NGOs and locals have rescued 113 animals from flood in Kaziranga, Dibru-Saikhowa and Orang parks. There are 111 highlands inside the Kaziranga National Park for animals to take shelter during flood, but these need urgent repair.