Rhinos find new home in UP’s Dudhwa tiger reserve
Dudhwa tiger reserve in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district has been made ready to be new home for rhinoceros.
At present the entire rhino population of the reserve is sheltered in a fenced 27 sq km area in Sonaripur range of the reserve.
There are at least 30-odd rhinos in Dudhwa. Some of these rhinos can now be shifted to a new 14 sq km fenced area in the adjacent range of the reserve. Proposal to shift some of them is a part of Dudhwa management plan and has been pending for a long time.
Sources said that it would be done under the guidance of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) after getting permission from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).
Putting all rhinos in one place puts them at risk of being wiped out in a single calamity. Sources said young ones will be transferred to the new location.