Chitwan, Jan 29: Two rhinos have died in the Chitwan National Park (CNP) on Tuesday. With this, the death toll in the current fiscal year, 2076/77 reached 13. A around 20 year-old female rhino was found dead at Tamasapur area, and 30 year-old another near Shukhivar, said CNP’s information officer Gopal Ghimire.
The 20 year-old rhino died after consuming poison-laced fodders according to a preliminary investigation, said senior vet Dr Bijaya Kumar Shrestha. The cause of the death of another one is yet to be established. In the last FY, 2075/76, 43 rhinos died from natural causes, and the figure stood at 26 in the FY, 2074/75 and 25 in the FY, 2073/74.
The increment in the death of rhinos from natural causes has caused a matter of concern for wildlife conservationists and concerned authorities and has prompted the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation to investigation the matter by forming a probe committee.
Businesses from tourism and other sectors in Pokhara, Nepal, engaged in discussion for short-term relief from the negative effects of Corona-virus on business. They have been arguing that foreign tourist arrivals have fallen significantly. Entrepreneurs running the tourist establishment taking loans from the banks are having trouble paying interest and other related business are also…