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Rhino population goes up in Kaziranga

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, March 27 (IANS): The one-horned rhino population in Kaziranga National Park in Assam has gone up by 39 since last year, forest officials said Wednesday.

The latest census located 2,329 rhinos in the park while the last census in April last year had traced 2,290 rhinos.

Officials said the 2,329 rhinos included 645 adult males and 684 adult females -- the others were either sub-adults or cubs.

The two-day census, which started Sunday, revealed an increase in the rhino population by 39 in 11 months.

The Assam government had decided to carry out the census after many rhinos died in the floods last year and many were shot dead for horns by poachers in the park and adjoining forests.

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Rhino population goes up in Kaziranga

GUWAHATI, March 27 (IANS): The one-horned rhino population in Kaziranga National Park in Assam has gone up by 39 since last year, forest officials said Wednesday.

The latest census located 2,329 rhinos in the park while the last census in April last year had traced 2,290 rhinos.

Officials said the 2,329 rhinos included 645 adult males and 684 adult females -- the others were either sub-adults or cubs.

The two-day census, which started Sunday, revealed an increase in the rhino population by 39 in 11 months.

The Assam government had decided to carry out the census after many rhinos died in the floods last year and many were shot dead for horns by poachers in the park and adjoining forests.

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