According to reports, poachers killed an adult male rhino near Joritoli area under Burhapahar range inside the national park on Sat. night and managed to flee with its horn.
death toll of rhinos at the park, with this latest poaching.
Forest officials discovered the carcass of a male rhino at the Bagori Forest Range of the park. Poachers succeeded in decamping with the horn of the rhino.
Poachers in Kaziranga struck in the wee hours today. The incident took place at Burhapahar range of the world heritage site.
Poachers killed yet another rhino at the Bagori forest range of the park, on Sunday, barely a week after the national park was opened to visitors.
The previous poaching incident took place when poachers armed with sophisticated night-vision enabled riflescope killed one rhino at Burapahar forest range of Kaziranga.
2 poachers were gunned down by security forces of Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in the Bagori range of the park. Acting on a tip-off, forest guards launched an operation on Sunday night [13Dec]. The poachers are yet to be identified. - Senior Conservator of Forest Mahendra Duwara.
2 poachers were killed in an encounter with forest guards in the Kohora area of Kaziranga National Park on Friday 20Nov. Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF), Pradipta Baruah said a search operation was on to nab 3 others.
poachers gunned down by Park authorities in 2015 alone. Forest department officials said involvement of militants from adjoining Karbi Anglong district in poaching has emerged as a big challenge to park authorities.
poachers have been arrested as of December 2015.