Three rhinos poached in India’s Kaziranga National Park – Brutal cruelty27/09/2012 10:32:56
9 rhinos have been killed in KwaZulu Natal province in South Africa in one of the worst days of rhino poaching anywhere. KwaZulu Natal has been less affected by the scorge of rhino poaching, until now.
September 2012. The northeast Indian province of Assam, which has been reeling under unprecedented floods for a week, has received media headlines for another reason. A full-grown female rhinoceros had her horns chopped off by the poachers, while the animal was still alive.
The one-horned rhino left Kaziranga National Park on the night of September 25 because of flood inside the forest reserve, when the poachers shot her.
Unfortunately the rangers then received news of two more rhinos that had been poached in Kaziranga. The forest department recovered the carcasses of the rhinos in the southern hilly localities of the park. The horns had been removed by the poachers.
17th attack this year
Kaziranga, the picturesque forest reserve, usually loses 5 to 10 rhinos every year for natural reasons, but witnessed the death of 19 rhinos in the floods in June.
Two other national parks, Pabitora and Dibru-Saikhowa, are also being inundated by the flood water.