One-horned rhino rescued unharmed from Indian village.

2017-08-18     ekantipur

Aug 18, 2017- A rare one-horned rhino, swept during the recent Terai flooding to India, has been rescued unharmed.

The female rhino, estimated two and a half years, was rescued on Thursday and brought home to Chitwan Naitonal Park on Friday as per the information by Information Official and Assistant Conservation Official, Mr. Nurendra Aryal.

The rhino was swept away by the flood. The flood had transported it 42 km south at the Nepal-India border. It was found at the Bagaha area of India and rescued with support of information provided by the Indian officials. The rhino was found in midst of a sugarcane field in a village.

Meanwhile, CNP has stated that the recent flooding in the rivers has swept away at least five other rhinos. One of the rhinos was spotted heading towards Nepal-India border near the Balmiki Ashram whereas another was spotted in a forest near the Balmiki town along the Narayani river. Another missing rhino has been spotted at the Buffer Zone Forest in India.

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