Rhino Current Affairs, GK & News

Rhino Memorial in Kaziranga National Park

Memorial made of ashes collected from rhino horns were unveiled recently at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. Key facts The memorial having three rhino sculptures was named “Abode of the Unicorns”. It has one male rhino, a female rhino and a calf. It also has three statutes of forest guards, created using different materials. ..

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Expansion of Orang National Park

The Assam Government has recently decided to increase the size of Orang National Park. The park is to be expanded thrice. About the Expansion plan The State is to add 200.32 square kilometre to the Orang National Park. The area to be added consists of Brahmaputra river. It also includes sandbars and islands of the ..

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Genome Study on Endangered Sumatran rhinoceros

The researchers at the Centre for Palaeogenetics, Stockholm showed that the populations of Sumatran Rhinoceros displayed low levels of inbreeding. About the Genome Study In order to investigate their inbreeding levels, the researchers had sequenced the genomes from 16 rhinos on Sumatra and Borneo. The findings that the rhinos are facing low levels of inbreeding ..

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Operation Thunder: INTERPOL, WCO and India Customs intercept 18 tonnes of Red Sandalwood

The INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization conducted Operation Thunder, 2020 in 103 countries. The operation was conducted against environmental crimes. About Operation Thunder The Operation Thunder was held between September 14, 2020 and October 11, 2020. It resulted in large seizures of protected forestry and wildlife specimen. This triggered arrests and investigations world-wide including ..

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September 22: World Rhino Day

Every year the World Rhino Day is celebrated on September 22nd by the World Wildlife Fund and several other international organisations. The day is celebrated to create awareness about the threats faced by 5 rhinoceros species living in Asia and Africa. The day also celebrates these five rhinoceros species.  Highlights The first world rhino day ..

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96 Species of Wetland Birds recorded in Kaziranga

The home of the world’s most one-horned rhinos, Assam’s Kaziranga National Park which is about 220 Km to the east of the capital of Assam, Guwahati has recorded with a total of 19,225 birds from 80 families belonging to 96 species of wetland birds as one of the highest for any wildlife preserve in India ..

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