One-Horned Rhinoceros, a greater one-horned rhino found a new home in Nepal’s youngest national park after the government, with the support of WWF and partners, successfully moved the adult male from the country’s thriving Chitwan National Park.
Furthermore, the Government of Nepal is committed to the goal of bringing back rhino numbers to their historic size of 800 in Nepal,” said Man Bahadur Khadka, director general of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation. “The translocations are an important step in this direction where we aim to create a second viable population of rhinos in the western complex of the Terai Arc Landscape.”
Therefore, the focus in Nepal is now on establishing new populations through translocation to protected areas with suitable habitat and protection capacity within the greater-one horned rhino’s historical range. Two translocated females from Chitwan to the Babai Valley gave birth last year, so this approach is working, and it is very exciting indeed.