Rhino Barter!


A skewed sex ratio of rhinos in North Bengal has forced the forest department to approach its counterpart in Assam to increase the number of female rhinos in the state.

While the ideal ratio for the animal in the wild should be 1:3 (one male rhino : three female rhinos), in many forests of North Bengal, the number of male rhinos equals the females.

In an attempt to improve the sex ratio, officials have written to the Assam Forest Department, proposing an exchange of 20 female rhinos from the Kaziranga National Park for 20 male rhinos from the state.

More at http://www.indianexpress.com/news/rhino-barter-with-assam-to-correct-sexratio/812386/


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