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Two rhinos killed

Poachers have killed two more rhinos near World Famous Kaziranga National Park on Monday taking the total number of rhinos at the world heritage site falling prey this year to eleven. Poachers shot dead a one-horned rhino near Bonkowal and escaped with its horn, nail, tail and ear at about 3.30 AM, park authorities said.

At 5.30 pm another rhino have been killed near Paharline, under Dolamara rage of North Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary. One Caracas was recovered from the park area last week. Three more rhinos were killed in different parts of Upper Assam in the last seven months. The rhinos were believed to have gone out from the park searching for food during the last year, as there has been acute shortage of grass in Kaziranga, due to drought in the last three years.

Picture: Uttam Saikia, Kaziranga, Assam

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