Another round of fantastic news from Assam!
It turns out that Pobitora actually had 101 rhinos until eight of the rare pachyderms were recently relocated to Manas National Park.
Pobitora spokesperson Mukul Tamuly said via The Telegraph that the rhinos are “healthy” and that the sanctuary could hold even more rhinos.
All the 93 rhinos have been found to be healthy. I think an additional 20 rhinos can be accommodated in the sanctuary.
The rhino census took five and half hours to complete. It was carried out by a team of 80 people, comprised of forest officials, WWF India, and local NGO staff.
Last week, Orang National Park was found to have 100 rhinos, up from the previous census in 2009 which counted 64 rhinos.
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