Just-Released Wild Rhino Attacks Group of Nature Conservationists On Elephants

April 5, 2017

 

 

In Nepal — an animal conservation group captured a male wild rhino and released it in a national park in hopes it would breed with other four female rhinos and start populating the area. 

 

When the male rhino was released, it immediately attacked a group of workers who rode on elephants, then it turned back and attacked the truck which was used to transport the rhino.

 

It appears the rhino and everybody is okay. The rhino is described as “dominant.” There will be four female rhinos released this week. There used to be thousands of one-horned rhinos in the area but because of human poaching and encroachment, the numbers dwindled down to 100, but now there are over 600. Rhino horns are very valuable on the illegal “black market” — where they can be sold for tens of thousands of dollars — it is thought to have healing powers in some traditional Asian medicine. 

 

It is a relief that nobody was hurt by the rhino! 

 

Independent Article/Photos: http://ind.pn/2nbfoy5

The Peninsula: http://bit.ly/2nEnJ8M

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