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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tiger kills rhino at Dudhwa national park

TNN | Jan 31, 2013, 04.45 AM IST BAHRAICH: A tiger entered the rhinoceros area of the Dudhwa National Park and killed a female rhino. This is the first incident in the history of the park when a wild animal from outside attacked anyone from the rhino family that lives safely in the specific area of the park. Top officials of the park reached the spot and constituted a panel of three doctors for postmortem of the rhino. A rhino rehabilitation project was started in Dudhwa national park on April 1, 1984 and a female rhino Parvati was brought here from Assam when it was only four years old. The rhino had turned 34 years old and was attacked and killed by a tiger on Tuesday night. Park administration came to know about the incident in the morning. The monitoring team found the carcass of Parvati near Kakraha Tal in the Rhino area of south Sonaripur range. Pug-marks were also found around the carcass. tnnIn another incident, a tigress entered Parua village adjoining Kakraha range of Katarniaghat wildlife sanctuary and attacked a cow. According to report, Gaya Prasad resident of Parua village adjoining Kakraha range, tied his cow in the verandah of his house. Last night, a tigress entered his house and killed the cow. The roar of the tigress sudden terrified the locals but the villagers mustered courage and chased the tigress away, but it managed to drag the cow to the forest

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