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Assam: Female Rhino killed by poacher in Kaziranga, horn taken away

One rhino was found dead 08/08/2020 at about 11 am at the north of Meteka beel under Gabrai Anti-poaching camp under Kaziranga Range. The rhino is an adult female and found killed due to gunshot. Six round of empty cartridge of .303 rifle were recovered on the spot. The horn of the rhino has taken away by the poacher. On 07/08/2020 the staff of Gabrai, Borbeel tower and Kathanibari camp have heard 6 round of gunshots at about 3.00 pm.

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The ambush was laid down along the Brahmaputra river bank during night in Kaziranga. On the early morning following the footprints of poachers the carcass was recovered.

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One suspected poacher is detained in Biswanath Wildlife division, Kaziranga and investigation is on.

Earlier, the Kaziranga National park in Assam is badly affected with floods. According to Forest department report, a total of 151 animals have died in this flood season and 172 animals have been rescued. 81 animals have died from drowning, 21 have died from vehicle hits and 17 died under treatment.

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