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APD | China-bound rhinos arrive in Kathmandu

China2018-07-11

By APD writer Ishwar KhanalKATHMANDU, July 11 (APD) -- A couple of one-horned rhinos Bhadra (male) and Rupasi (female) to be gifted to China has been brought to Kathmandu from Chitwan National Park, some 148 kilometers from here. They will be sent to China on Thursday via a special cargo aircraft, according to Ram Kumar Aryal, Chief of the National Trust for Nature Conservation in Kathmandu, where the rhinos have been kept today. Bed Kumar Dhakal, Chief Conservation Officer at the CNP informed that they brought the rhinos a day before their departure to China considering the transportation difficulties and the poor state of the road from Chitwan to Kathmandu. The road has been obstructed in some places due to the rain-triggered landslides.  The KP Oli-led government had on July 10, 2016, decided to gift two couples of rhinos to China. Prime Minister Oli had announced the gifts during his visit to China in 2016. Placed in two wooden enclosures, the rhinos, aged around two years, were fed with banana, cabbage, apple, and water on the way to Kathmandu, according to Dhakal. Interestingly, a 10-member squad of Nepal Army based in the Chitwan National Park escorted the rhinos to Kathmandu in two trucks, according to Rastriya Samachar Samiti.Likewise, veterinary doctor at the Chitwan National Park CNP, Dr Kamal Gaire and his team will accompany the rhinos to China. It has been learnt that they will instruct the Chinese team about the ways for rhino caring. Meanwhile, another couple of rhinos to be gifted to China in the next fiscal year have been brought to Chitwan National park. Nepal has, so far, gifted 26 couples of one-horned rhinos to various countries including China. The Chitwan National Park has around 605 one-horned rhinos while the total number of rhinos in Nepal is 645, according to the latest rhino census.(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

By APD writer Ishwar Khanal

KATHMANDU, July 11 (APD) -- A couple of one-horned rhinos Bhadra (male) and Rupasi (female) to be gifted to China has been brought to Kathmandu from Chitwan National Park, some 148 kilometers from here. 

They will be sent to China on Thursday via a special cargo aircraft, according to Ram Kumar Aryal, Chief of the National Trust for Nature Conservation in Kathmandu, where the rhinos have been kept today. 

Bed Kumar Dhakal, Chief Conservation Officer at the CNP informed that they brought the rhinos a day before their departure to China considering the transportation difficulties and the poor state of the road from Chitwan to Kathmandu. The road has been obstructed in some places due to the rain-triggered landslides.

  

The KP Oli-led government had on July 10, 2016, decided to gift two couples of rhinos to China. Prime Minister Oli had announced the gifts during his visit to China in 2016. 

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Placed in two wooden enclosures, the rhinos, aged around two years, were fed with banana, cabbage, apple, and water on the way to Kathmandu, according to Dhakal. Interestingly, a 10-member squad of Nepal Army based in the Chitwan National Park escorted the rhinos to Kathmandu in two trucks, according to Rastriya Samachar Samiti.

Likewise, veterinary doctor at the Chitwan National Park CNP, Dr Kamal Gaire and his team will accompany the rhinos to China. It has been learnt that they will instruct the Chinese team about the ways for rhino caring. 

Meanwhile, another couple of rhinos to be gifted to China in the next fiscal year have been brought to Chitwan National park. Nepal has, so far, gifted 26 couples of one-horned rhinos to various countries including China. The Chitwan National Park has around 605 one-horned rhinos while the total number of rhinos in Nepal is 645, according to the latest rhino census.

(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

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