A rhinoceros that was roaming around Tribenidham near the border with India is being brought back to the Chitwan National Park (CNP) by darting.
A team from CNP and National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) reached Binaya Triveni Rural Municipality-6 in Nawalparasi and brought the rhino to the CNP by darting and was released into the core area of CNP, said information officer at CNP Ganesh Prasad Tiwari.
Rhino found dead at CNP's buffer zone
CHITWAN, Aug 5: An endangered rhino has been found dead at the buffer zone of Chitwan National Park (CNP).
The female rhino was found dead in Namuna Buffer Zone Community Forest located at Kawasoti municipality-7.
CNP's information officer and Assistant Conservation Officer Lokendra Adhikari informed that the rhino aged around 30-35 years was found near the western gate of the community forest.
The horn and hooves of the rhino are found intact, Adhikari informed. The preliminary investigation showed that the apparently ill and feeble rhino might have died due to electric shock in the forest, he further shared.
With this, the number of one-horned rhinos killed so far at CNP in Nawalpur in the current fiscal year 2021/22 has reached four.
Minister for Forests and Environment, Prem Bahadur Ale has provided Rs 100 thousand to 35-year-old Binod Shrestha who was critically injured in course of conducting a rhino count.
The National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) employee was injured after he fell down from an elephant he was riding when a wild elephant called Dhrube pursued it in course of the rhino census in Chitwan National Park on April 2.
Minister Ale provided the assistance for Shrestha's medical treatment from his personal side. He handed over the amount to Shrestha at local HAMS Hospital where he is being treated, said Rabin Gyalan, the Minister's personal secretary.
On the occasion, Minister Ale informed that the Ministry will bear Shrestha's all medical expenses.
Minister Shrestha was accompanied by Director General of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, Dr Deepak Kharal, NTNC member-secretary Sharad Adhikari, among other officials.