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Rhino killed, carcass of leopard found in Kaziranga National Park (March)


Times of India, Delhi, Monday 19th March 2014

KAZIRANGA: A male adult rhino was killed and its horn taken away by poachers in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam where the carcass of a leopard was also recovered on Wednesday.

The local people spotted the rhino carcass near Louduli camp under Kohora range of the park as also three spent cartridges of a .303 rifle, KNP said sources.

The horn of the rhino was sawn off and taken away by the poachers, the sources said.

It was the eighth rhino to be killed this year. Meanwhile, a carcass of a male adult leopard was recovered by forest guards near the Bherone camp of the World Heritage Site.