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Kaziranga Rhino Census: Numbers increase by 200 over 4 years

The population of one-horned rhinoceros in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve has been increased by 200 over the last four years. At Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve,

The population of one-horned rhinoceros in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve has been increased by 200 over the last four years.

At Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve, there were 2613 rhinos counted, including 866 males, 1049 females, 273 unsexed, 279 juveniles, and 146 calves.

“2613 rhinoceros were counted, which is an increase of 200 rhinos over the last count of 2413 conducted in 2018,” informed Jatindra Sarma, Director of Kaziranga National Park.

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A total of 50 elephants were deployed to cover the Kaziranga National Park’s 84 compartments.

Sarma also gave details regarding the actual counting, the enumerators’ participation, and the use of the latest technology.

Sarma stated that in Kaziranga National Park, the 14th rhino population estimate was completed. The actual counting took place on March 26 and 27, with 255 enumerators and the utilisation of latest technology such as drones.

The three-day census of the one-horned rhinoceros in Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve began on March 26.

The periodic count continued till March 28. Following this the national park remained closed for visitors.

First Published: 30th March, 2022 14:29 IST

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