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Rhino Relocation in Chitwan National Park Shift West to East

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Three male rhinos and two female rhinos were moved from the western part of Chitwan National Park to the eastern area. The park’s Information Officer, Ganesh Prasad Tiwari, said two rhinos were taken from Dibyapuri in Nawalparasi and released into a forest near Khairhani in eastern Chitwan. These rhinos were around eight and 17 years old.

On Wednesday, a rhino estimated to be ten years old was relocated, and on Thursday, a rhino with the age of eight years was transported. Two female rhinos from Sukhipur and a 28-year-old male rhino from Kawasoti were also moved east of Chitwan. These five rhinos were all released in the same area.

There were too many rhinos in the western region of Chitwan National Park, therefore the decision was made to relocate these animals.

The relocation involved about sixty persons, including park employees, technical professionals, elephant handlers, and Nepali Army forces.

The park plans to move six more rhinos internally soon.

In all, Nepal is home to 752 rhinos, 694 of which may be found in Chitwan National Park. Bardiya National Park has 38 rhinos, Shuklaphanta National Park has 17, and Parsa National Park has three.

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