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21 rare one-horned Indian rhinos drown in monsoon flooding

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 06, 2016 01:03 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Aug 05, 2016

Twenty-one rare one-horned rhinoceros died after monsoon rains flooded India’s Kaziranga National Park this week. The rhinos that perished were among 270 animals killed in the floodwaters, which covered 80 percent of the Unesco World Heritage Site in the far eastern region of India. Eight rhino calves belonging to the rare species were rescued, although some are reportedly in critical condition. It may be some time before the full effects of the disaster are known. The drowning deaths...






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