Five rhinos being relocated to Shuklaphanta National Park

Chitwan - The rhinos at the Chitwan National Park are being relocated to Shuklaphanta National Park in far western Nepal.
A total of five rhinos including one male and four females will be shifted to the national park on April 3.

Chief Conservation Officer at Chitwan National Park, Ram Chandra Kandel said that the process of transferring rhinos is in its last step, adding that a taskforce team of technicians and Nepal Army personnel have been formed to shift the rhinos.

Currently, there are nine rhinos at the Shuklaphanta National Park. Earlier in 2000, five rhinos from Chitwan National Park were shifted. With the addition of five rhinos, the number of rhinos in the national park will reach 14.

Some two years ago, the government had decided to shift five rhinos each from Chitwan National Park to Bardiya National  Park and Shuklaphanta National Park.

The Chitwan National Park plans to bring the 12-horned deer from the Shuklaphanta National Park in exchange of the rhinos.