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93 rhinos in Pabitora sanctuary

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 21:54

Guwahati: The Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam recorded a rise in the number of the endangered one-horn rhinos during the past one year, forest department sources said today.

The count of the prized animal inside the park, which has the highest density of the animal within its 36 sq km area, rose to 93 against 87 recorded in the earlier census in
March 2011.

This census ended last week under the supervision of the Chief Conservator of Forest S P Singh.

Among the 93 rhinos were 25 calves, 25 adult males and 43 females.

Nine rhinos were translocated to the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary from Pabitora since January this year, the sources said.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 21:54
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