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One up! New baby rhino at Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve



Posted on 16 June 2006
Greater one-horned rhino female and young, Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal.
© WWF / Jeff Foott
A female rhino at Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve was sighted with a new calf by a rhino monitoring team on 2 June 2006, highlighting the suitability of this habitat in Nepal’s far-west for endangered Greater One-horned Rhinos.

According to the monitoring team, the calf was probably born in late May 2006. This is the second rhino born to the same female, who was translocated from Chitwan National Park in November 2000. Her male calf, born in 2001, is now independent and roams the easternmost section of the Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve along the Chaudhar River floodplain.

The rhino population in the reserve has increased from the initial four translocated rhinos and one resident male to eight: three males, three females, and two calves.
Greater one-horned rhino female and young, Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal.
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