Follow Nepal’s population of one-horned rhinos has increased to its highest n…
Follow ➡️ @cnnclimate ➡️ Nepal’s population of one-horned rhinos has increased to its highest number in more than 20 years, partly owing to a pause in tourism due to the Covid-19 pandemic that allowed the animals’ habitats to regenerate, conservationists said. The population of rhinos across four national parks in Nepal increased to 752 in the latest count, up by more than 100 from 645 animals in 2015, according to Haribhadra Acharya, information officer at Nepal’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation. Since 2000, no previous survey of rhino populations by the Nepali government has found more than 650 of the animals.
(📸: Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation)
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