The number of pachyderms killed this year in the world heritage site rises to nine

A male adult rhino was killed and its horn taken away by poachers in Kaziranga National Park in Assam, taking the number of pachyderms killed this year to nine.

Park personnel recovered the carcass of the rhino from near Borgung Camp on the western side of the Burapahar Range of the world heritage site, Forest department officials said on Thursday.

Used cartridges of an AK-47 rifle and .303 rifle were recovered from near the carcass, they said.

Earlier on March 19, a male adult rhino was killed and its horn taken away by poachers near Louduli camp, under Kohora Range of the 430-square-kilometre Kaziranga National Park.

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