Second pair of rhinos off to China on Aug 16The officials of Chitwan National Park (CNP) are preparing to send the second pair of rhinos to be gifted to the Government of People’s Republic of China on August 16.
The officials of Chitwan National Park (CNP) are preparing to send the second pair of rhinos to be gifted to the Government of People’s Republic of China on August 16.
Chitwan National Park Chief Conservation Officer Bed Kumar Dhakal said Chinese officials are arranging a cargo plane and receive approval from the airport authorities.
The Government of Nepal had sent the first pair of rhinos to China on July 12.
The male rhino of one and a half years has been named as ‘Soltee’ while the name of two-year-old female is ‘Mitini’.
The rhinos are being sent to Kathmandu on August 14, two days before their departure to China.
Currently, the rhinos are kept in an enclosure called pit booma at the premises of the National Trust for Nature Conservation in Sauraha after taking them under control.
The officials of the national park said that there would be no problem in transfering the rhinos since they are familiar with the humans.
Like the first time, national park veterinarians, technicians and assistants would accompany the second pair of rhinos. The veterinary doctors and technicians, who had gone to gift the first pair of rhinos, have already returned while the assistants are yet to arrive home.
During his visit to China, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had pledged to gift two pairs of rhinos to China.