10 One-Horned Rhinos Are Being Transported To The Bardiya National Park In March To Rebuild Their Dwindling Population.
In The Past Few Years The Bardiya National Park Received 83 Rhinos Unfortunately, Many Of Them Were Killed By Poachers And The Population Has Now Dropped To 34.
10 one-horned rhinos are being transported from The Chitwan National Park (CNP) to the Bardiya National Park (BNP) and the Shuklaphanta National Park (SNP) within the next 30 days.
Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DoNPWC) said, January, February and March are the best times for rhinos transfers according to the Director General Bahadur Khadka.
Khadka said, five rhinos to the BNP last year, whereas this year it aims to send at least 10 rhinos to the BNP and the SNP.
Director General Khadka shared that the translocation of the rhinos would begin shortly after the CNP finished bringing back wild buffaloes from the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.
A Information Officer at the CNP Narendra Aryal said within three years a total of 30 rhinos of the CNP would be transferred to the two national parks
The total rhino population in Nepal stands at 645 while the CNP houses the highest number of rhinos with 600 rhinos under its care.