Kathmandu: At least 10 one-horned rhinos have died in the last six months in Nepal's Chitwan National Park and the buffer zone of the forest area, officials said on Monday.

In the latest incident, a rhino was found dead close to the Bhaluwai river in Madi area.

All the animals have died of natural causes.

The Chitwan National Park dispatched a team for conducting postmortem, its information officer Gopal Ghimire said.

Forty-three rhinos died from natural causes in 2019.

Nepal is home to 645 rhinos, according to the latest census and the CNP alone houses 605 of them.

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