Rhino count starts in Kaziranga

ANI | Updated: Mar 26, 2018 19:07 IST

Kaziranga (Assam) [India] Mar 26 (ANI) : The Kaziranga National Park, on Monday, started a two-day rhino census exercise, which will be conducted in all the ranges of the park, with social figures and staff.

More than 40 elephants and 17 SUVs are being used for the exercise.

The massive area has been categorised into 74 compartments.

The southern side of Jia Diffloo, with 36 compartments, was covered on Monday. To ensure smoothness in the conducting the exercise, the Kohora, Bagori and Burapahar ranges remained closed for the visitors.

Similarly on Tuesday, the northern side of Diffloo river will be covered, divided into 38 compartments. The Kohora, Bagori, Burapahar ranges will remain open for visitors.

This year's census awaits the result of the rare one-horned rhino population as its estimation would be an important factor for its breeding. (ANI)