GOLAGHAT, Feb 27 � In the world famous Kaziranga National Park altogether 68 rhinos, 11 elephants and five tigers had died in the year 2010. During the same period several poachers were also killed by forest officials.
The District Forest Officer revealed that in the year 2010 poachers killed five rhinos in Agortoli and Kohora forest range.
Not a single rhino was killed in Bishawanathghat, Burapahar and Bagori range, the DFO said. On the other hand, the foresters of KNP killed nine poachers and recovered a large number of arms and ammunitions from the poachers.
Employees of the Kaziranga National Park arrested eleven poachers and sent them to jail. During the year 2010, 68 rhinos died due to different causes. Among them 45 rhinos died of old-age ailments, one was killed by another rhino and 20 rhinos were killed by tigers.
The DFO told The Assam Tribune that during 2010, 17 attempts of poaching had been foiled by the forest personnel.