21 aug, Ratnanagar (Chitwan) – One more one-horned rhino swept away across the border to India by a swollen river has been rescued unharmed.
The mature female rhino was rescued from India’s Balmiki town and brought back home this morning to Sauraha, Chitwan National Park (CNP) assistant conservation official, Abhiyan Pathak said.
The rhino was darted and transported on a truck from India. It arrived at 1:30 am at the eastern sector of Sauraha in CNP. This is the second one-horned rhino to be swept away to India and rescued unharmed.
Two more rhinos have been swept away to India and the CNP has dispatched a technical team to retrieve the rhinos, CNP Information Official and assistant conservation official, Nurendra Aryal said.
On August 18, a female one-horned rhino of estimated two and a half years of age was rescued from Bagaha area located 42 km sought of the Nepal – India border.