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Rhino horns missing from treasury, Forest minister orders probe

A day before she embarks on her maiden visit to Kaziranga National Park, Forest minister Pramila Rani Brahma today said an investigation will be ordered into reports that some rhino horns kept at the government treasuries have gone missing.

“I have received allegations that some horns – those of rhinos which died naturally – kept at the treasuries have gone missing. We will definitely probe the matter. If anyone is found guilty, he or she will be given stringent punishment,” she told reporters.

Brahma will begin a two-day visit to Kaziranga tomorrow.

Poachers kill rhino as Pramila visits park

The carcass of a rhinoceros that was killed by poachers in the Bagori Range of Kaziranga National Park, Assam on 4 September, 2015

 Poachers struck at Kaziranga National Park again today, killing a rhino and taking away its horn at a time when the forest and environment minister, Pramila Rani Brahma, and two of her ministerial colleagues were holding discussions with local residents on possible ways and means to protect the state animal.

The ruling BJP alliance in the state had made rhino poaching a major issue in the recent Assembly elections, saying that the erstwhile Congress government had done little in this regard.

Mammals of India By Dr. Anwaruddin Chodhury

Ranjit launches book 'Mammals of India' written by Dr. Anwaruddin Choudhury, IAS, on 9th June, 2016 in Guwahati Press Club. India has more than 400 species of mammals. It is the only country in the world to have the Tiger and the Lion. The presence of such a diverse mammalian species in a relatively small area of the globe is significant (c. 8.6% of the total mammalian species in 2.4% of the world’s land area).

Killing offsets visit gains

William and Kate at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation at Kaziranga National Park on Wednesday.

Gogoi orders probe into poaching at Kaziranga during royal tour.

Burachapori back as rhino home after 25 years

Officials make arrangements for the translocation of one of the rhinos to Burachapori wildlife sanctuary in Sonitpur district on Tuesday.

Guwahati, March 29: A female rhino and her calf will call Burachapori wildlife sanctuary their home from tomorrow, after nearly 25 years.

Official sources said two female rhinos, aged 15 and 2, were captured from the Bagori range of Kaziranga National Park this morning for the translocation.

"The capture was smooth and the process was over in half-an-hour," an official involved in the operation said.

Three Years After Surviving the Worst, This Rhino Gave Birth to a Healthy Baby

Three Years After Surviving the Worst, This Rhino Gave Birth to a Healthy Baby
Three Years After Surviving the Worst, This Rhino Gave Birth to a Healthy Baby

Three years ago, Thandi the rhinoceros sustained crippling injuries after an assault by poachers — an incident that killed two of her male companions. When veterinarians found Thandi, she was hornless and motionless, and they weren’t sure she would make it.


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