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India | Rhino numbers highest in a century in Jaldapara & Gorumara NPs

Rhino populations in India’s Jaldapara and Gorumara national parks, in the state of West Bengal, have hit their highest levels in a century, according to preliminary figures from a recent census.

Following February censuses in these two parks, researchers put the current population of greater one-horned rhinos (Rhinoceros unicornis) at 231 to 237 animals in Jaldapara, up from 204 in the previous census in 2015. In nearby Gorumara, 52 rhinos were counted, up from 49 in the 2015 census.

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