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Updated on: Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 02:11 PM IST

In Photos: On #WorldRhinoDay, Assam govt burns nearly 2,500 rhino horns to 'put an end' to poaching

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The Assam government burned nearly 2,500 rhino horns on Wednesday in Bokakhat in public on the occasion of World Rhino Day. The state government decided to destroy 2,479 rhino horns while 94 horns will be preserved for academic purposes.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, several ministers and senior forest department officials among others were present at the event.

Assam has the largest population of Greater One-horned Rhino (Rhinoceros unicorns) in the world. With about 2,600 individual rhinos, they are found in Kaziranga, Manas and Orang National Parks, besides Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary.

They were earlier found in Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary and some other parts of the state from Goalpara in the west to Dibru-Saikhowa National Park in the east.

Here's a look at the event:

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Published on: Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 02:11 PM IST
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