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Nepal | Rhinos in Chitwan NP ingesting plastic waste borne on monsoon floods

KATHMANDU– Every monsoon season (June–August), Nepal’s Chitwan National Park becomes a no-go zone for tourists and locals alike. The park, home to the vulnerable one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), is flooded by the rivers that run through it, making it inaccessible and dangerous.


But the water also brings an unwelcome visitor: plastic waste. When the floods recede, plastic bottles, bags and sachets cover the river banks where the rhinos come to graze on the grass.


https://news.mongabay.com/2023/06/nepals-rhinos-eating-plastic-waste-study-finds/

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