28 Indian Rhinos Killed in Past 11 Months

#1 Jun 14th, 2010, 21:13
Join Date:
Sep 2005
Abode of Glooscap
  • PeakXV is offline
Nepal orders probe into slaughter of rhinos

KATMANDU, Nepal — Nepal's government was investigating the poaching of rhinos in the Himalayan nation after 28 of the endangered animals were killed over the past 11 months, an official said Monday.
"Stopping the poaching is a major challenge for us. There is always an increase in poaching of wildlife in the conservation area when there is political problems," said Department of Forest and Wildlife Conservation official Megh Bahadur Pandey.
The Indian rhino is the second-largest of five living species, about three times the size of a Sumatran at up to 6,000 pounds (2,700 kilograms), standing 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall and 12 feet (3.7 meters) long.
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. ~
T. S. Eliot

#2 Jun 14th, 2010, 23:25
Join Date:
Sep 2008
Southampton, UK
  • OceanTragic is offline
It's madness in this day and age and quite upsetting. I've been lucky get a rare glimpse of a Black Rhino and it was an awesome sight.
#3 Jun 14th, 2010, 23:32
Join Date:
May 2005
Western NC USA
  • camelgirl is offline


How horrific! I too was lucky enough to see them from elephant back in Chitwan National Park many years ago

I cannot imagine how they could get away with this. Clearly, the people in charge are asleep at the switch--or have been paid off. I don't believe major poaching was a problem so what triggered this slaughter? This is not only an endangered species but a part of the lucrative National Park tourist business to have rhinos there.
#4 Jun 14th, 2010, 23:33
Join Date:
May 2008
Back in Jolly ol' Blighty!
  • Haylo is offline
I'd like to cut their flippin' horns off, see how they like it.

Not that it makes me angry or anything...
______________________________ ______________________________ _________________

The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful - E.E. Cummings, poet (1894-1962)

My India Photos Re-Entry Permit from: UK & USA ~ MHA Tourist Visa FAQ ~ MHA Employent & Business Visa FAQ ~ MHA Student Visa FAQ ~ MHA Entry Visa FAQ .

Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Forum Rules»
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
© IndiaMike.com 2018
Page Load Success