Wednesday, April 23, 2014

[ BHUTAN ] Horned Rhinoceros of Bhutan

The greater one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) is commonly found only in South Asia and South East Asia. Historically, the rhinos were distributed in the floodplain and forest tracts in Brahmaputra, Ganges and Indus river valley. Today, however, no more than 2,000 remain in the wild, with only two populations containing more than 100 rhinos: Kaziranga National Park in Assam, India (1,200) and Chitwan National Park (CNP), Nepal (600). Despite joint efforts between Bhutan and India, the survival of a small population of rhinos living along the Indo-Bhutan border in Manas still remains doubtful (Jnawali, 2000). Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia located at the eastern end of the Himalayas. It is bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by India.

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  1. Now, I am waiting for my 2 postcards from Bhutan, pretty excited, hope to get them by the end of this year ;)