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Translocated rhino in Manas breeds calf

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BARPETA, March 24 � Giving a new ray hope to the endangered one horn rhino population a translocated rhino in Manas National Park cum Tiger project gave birth a calf on March 20 last. The report was confirmed by the park authority this morning. The mother is identified as the number 17th of this species in the park which was translocated from Kaziranga National Park in March 2012. The park official termed this incident as a huge success as it indicates that the translocated rhinos have adopted to the park well and have begun normal life.

This is the second breeding within six months after one in September last year. With this the number of rhinos in Manas rose to 21.

It may be mentioned here that as many as 18 rhinos were translocated to Manas from Pobitara Wildlife Sanctuary and Kaziranga National Park under the ambitious project of India Rhino Vision 2020 (IRV2020) which targets at 3000 number of this animals within 2020. But it is a matter of regret that two of them were killed by poachers within the last one year. But the natural breeding of the animal has elated the stakeholders of the IRV 2020 in particular and the nature lover in general.

Meanwhile, a rhino was killed by poachers in the Kaziranga National Park on Saturday, taking the toll to 13 this year.

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Translocated rhino in Manas breeds calf

BARPETA, March 24 � Giving a new ray hope to the endangered one horn rhino population a translocated rhino in Manas National Park cum Tiger project gave birth a calf on March 20 last. The report was confirmed by the park authority this morning. The mother is identified as the number 17th of this species in the park which was translocated from Kaziranga National Park in March 2012. The park official termed this incident as a huge success as it indicates that the translocated rhinos have adopted to the park well and have begun normal life.

This is the second breeding within six months after one in September last year. With this the number of rhinos in Manas rose to 21.

It may be mentioned here that as many as 18 rhinos were translocated to Manas from Pobitara Wildlife Sanctuary and Kaziranga National Park under the ambitious project of India Rhino Vision 2020 (IRV2020) which targets at 3000 number of this animals within 2020. But it is a matter of regret that two of them were killed by poachers within the last one year. But the natural breeding of the animal has elated the stakeholders of the IRV 2020 in particular and the nature lover in general.

Meanwhile, a rhino was killed by poachers in the Kaziranga National Park on Saturday, taking the toll to 13 this year.

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