19 rhinos die at Chitwan National Park in the past six months

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Kathmandu: A total of 19 rhinos died in the last six months in Chitwan National Park, officials confirmed.

Of the dead, two rhinos died at the hands of smugglers while 17 others died of different causes.

It is said that five rhinos died due to old age and five deaths were caused by languishing. Likewise, two deaths were caused by drowning, four by battles and the next one died in a tiger attack.

As per the rhino census, Chitwan National Park is home to 694 rhinos out of the country’s total 752 rhinos.