One-horned rhino census at Kaziranga National Park to start tomorrow

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According to the census held in March 2018, the rhino population in Kaziranga National Park was 2,413
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One-horned rhino census at Kaziranga National Park to start tomorrow
Rhinos at Kaziranga National Park (pic: KNP)

One-horned rhino census at Kaziranga National Park to start tomorrow

Guwahati: The “14th Rhino Population Estimation 2022” at the Kaziranga National Park shall begin on Sunday and shall continue till Monday.

Consequent to the “14th Rhino Population Estimation 2022”, the Eastern Assam Wildlife Division, Bokakhat had earlier directed to close the tourist safaris in Kaziranga National Park with effect from March 26 to 28, 2022.

As informed by the DFO Ramesh Kumar Gogoi, the census of the one-horned rhino will be carried out with the help of foresters, experts and volunteers.

According to the census held in March 2018 which was jointly conducted by the Forest Department of the Government of Assam and some recognized wildlife NGOs, the rhino population in Kaziranga National Park was 2,413.

It is learned that the park has been divided into 84 compartments for the counting of one-horned rhinos.

The census will be carried out at 48 compartments on the first day and the remaining 36 compartments on the second day.

Meanwhile, the authorities of the Kaziranga National Park had called on a special meeting at the Parmananda Lahon Auditorium in Kohora to ensure that the census is carried out smoothly.

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