Four Rhino Poachers Arrested in Kaziranga

Four Rhino Poachers Arrested in Kaziranga

Rhino Rhino

Kaliabor, June 11, 2019:

Four rhino poachers have been arrested by police from Bagari range near Kaziranga National Park.

The four poachers fell into police net while they were planning for rhino poaching.

The four poachers have been identified as Dilip Bora, Ramjan Ali, Anowar Hussain and Iman Ali.

Police recovered three rounds of live cartridges of .303 rifle and a vehicle bearing registration number AS 02 W 4893.

Kaziranga National Park is home to at least 2,500 greater one-horned rhinos, the world’s largest population of the species, listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The Indian Rhinocerous found in Assam is the largest of Asian Rhinos. That's why it is called The Great One Horn Rhino. It is also considered to be the most amphibious rhino in the world. It is an excellent swimmer and can run at a speed of 55 km/hr.

A full grown male Rhino can be 6.5 feet in height, 12.5 feet in length and 2500 kilogram in weight. Females are little smaller than the males and can be 2000 kg in weight. Rhinos have very strong smelling and hearing power but weak in eye-sight.

The most uniqueness of India Rhino is the single horn, while African rhinos have two horns. This single horn can be 8-12 inches in length.

But unfortunately, the rhinos have been hunted to near-extinction by poachers.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jun 11, 2019