Guwahati, Dec. 25 (ANI): Forest officials today discovered the carcass of a male one-horned rhinoceros killed by poachers in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park.
The discovery was reported from the Bagori Forest Range of the park on Thursday night. Forest officials found bullet marks on it. Poachers succeeded in decamping with the horn of the rhino.
A forest guard, Sanjib Karmakar, said a hunt has been launched for the poachers.
“At around 10 p.m., we got to know about the incident. Immediately we rushed to the spot and searched the area. We went to the nearby camp. We confronted the guard who took us to the spot and found the carcass of the rhino,” said Karmakar.
The thick-skinned, one-horned Indian rhinoceros is one of the five surviving rhino species in the world. Inside Kaziranga, they live in swamps, forests and tall thickets of elephant grass, where poachers hide before trapping them with poison or just shooting them dead. (ANI)