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CHITWAN: A rhino was found dead in the Chitwan National Park (CNP).
The rhino is suspected to have been killed by poacher(s) as its horn and hooves were found nearby, said the CNP’s information officer Ganesh Prasad Tiwari.
A patrolling team found the horn and hooves in the inner part of the Malli post, he said. The rhino might have been killed around seven months ago, he said.
“The gender and age of the rhino have not been established yet. Its horn and hooves, and the skeleton were found two days ago. An investigation is ongoing,” he said.
Twenty-two rhinos were killed in the CNP in the previous year.