Golaghat/Jorhat: A carcass and a skeleton of rhinos with their horns missing were recovered from two separate ranges of Kaziranga National Park on Friday taking the toll of the poached herbivores to 24 this year.

The 4 to 5 day old decomposed female rhino’s body was recovered near Noloni forest camp of Agratoli range of the Park where four cartridge shells of AK-47 rifle were also found, the forest officials said.

The skeleton of the male rhino, believed to be killed about a month ago was recovered near Borakota forest camp in Bagori range, the officials said.

As both horns of rhinos were missing and bullets were found near one of them, it’s suspected that the poachers killed the animals, they added.

Search operations have been launched to trace the killers, the sources added.


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