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India | 3 rhinos, including mother & calf, killed by poachers over 2 days in Kaziranga NP

ASSAM STATE, India — Poachers in two separate incidents last week gunned down three greater one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) — two adult females and a calf — in India’s Kaziranga National Park, crudely removing the animals’ horns and leaving them for dead.

“On Thursday midnight forest personnel reported hearing gunshots and a search operation was immediately launched,” Divisional Forest Officer Rohini Ballav Saikia told Mongabay on Nov. 5. “We found the dehorned carcass of an adult female rhino in an area under the jurisdiction of Tunikati anti-poaching camp in the park’s Burrapahar Range.”